Members can participate in scientific conferences, training courses or lab visits to learn new techniques with our General Travel Grants.
Available to Postgraduate, Early Career, Full and Emeritus members, we provide grants of generally between £300 and £500 to assist with the cost of conference attendance.
The maximum of £750 may be awarded for exceptionally well-argued and well-supported cases where the benefit to the applicants career is great or where there is a financial need for the maximum grant amount.
Applications are considered seven times a year, the deadlines for which are:
- 1 January for conferences after 1 February
- 1 March for conferences after 1 April
- 1 May for conferences after 1 June
- 1 June for conferences after 1 July
- 1 July for conferences after 1 August
- 1 September for conferences after 1 October
- 1 November for conferences after 1 December
Applications can be submitted early, and we advise you to do so. For example applications for a May conference can be submitted before the January deadline.
Please note the outcome of applications will be sent to applicants three to four weeks after the application deadline of the round that has been applied to.
Key grant details
To be eligible to apply:
- Applicants need to have been a member for at least the 12 months prior to the deadline on the closing date of the round applied to. If you are not a member, join today. Members that have joined as multiyear members are eligible to apply for a General Travel Grant after six months of membership has elapsed.
- Applicants must not have received one of the following Society grants in the two years before the closing date of the round applied to: General Travel Grants, International Sponsored Places or Visiting Fellowships.
- Applicants must not have received one of the following Society grants in the 12 months before the closing date of the round applied to: Student Bursary, Early Career Bursary or Full Member Bursary.
- Applicants need to provide an abstract that has been submitted to the conference, to demonstrate active participation. In the case of visits to other laboratories to learn new techniques, please provide a summary of the intended work to be undertaken during the visit.
Test your eligibility before applying. Please also read the guidelines for applicants before applying.
Successful recipients must provide a meeting report and photograph, which may be used in our blog or The Biochemist, our magazine,
Student Bursaries, for Undergraduate and Postgraduate student members wanting support to attend the Society's Scientific Meetings, Training Events and Courses.
Early Career Bursaries, for Early Career members wanting support to attend the Society's Scientific Meetings.
Full Member Bursaries, for Full Members wanting support to attend the Society's Scientific Meetings.
For further information please contact the Membership team.