Grants and Awards

The Biochemical Society offers a wide range of grants and awards designed to support and recognise those working across the molecular bioscience community. 

Each year, we support individuals, organisations, and groups from across the world through our varied grant and bursary schemes, with funding available for events, PhDs, projects, career development, and more.

We also present an annual Awards programme celebrating the outstanding achievements and diversity of our community, recognising excellence at all levels across general and specific fields of science.

Explore our programme of grants and awards to see how we can help.

We offer a wide variety of grants and bursaries in the following areas:

  • Conferences and travel grants help our members cover the accommodation, travel, and registration costs of attending a scientific meeting, training course, or lab visits.
  • Bursaries support members attending Biochemical Society scientific meetings, training events, and courses, providing financial aid towards registration fees, travel, or additional care costs.
  • Research grants support summer laboratory placements, benchwork costs, research capacity building in lower-income economies, PhD scholarships, and outreach activities.
  • Sponsorship opportunities cover the hosting costs of biochemistry-focused events and activities, including independently organised meetings, lectures, seminars, and student societies.

Schemes are available for all career stages and nationalities and there is funding available for both members and non-members. With over £250,000 awarded annually, view our full list of grants to see how we can provide financial support for you.

Each year, we aim to deliver an inclusive and accessible Awards programme celebrating the outstanding achievements and diversity of the molecular bioscience community. Recognising excellence and achievement in both specific and general fields of science, all our awards and medal lectureships carry a range of monetary prizes and career enhancing opportunities, such as invitation to submit an article to one of our journals, the presentation of an Award Lecture at a Society event or webinar, mentoring, and the chance to help shape the future of the Society and our publishing arm, Portland Press.  

Nine awards are presented annually and five are biennially or triennially awarded. Nominations reflecting the full breadth and diversity of the molecular bioscience community are encouraged and can be submitted by and for anyone (you don’t have to be a Biochemical Society member).  

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Find out more about the current members of our Grants and Awards Committees, as well as how you can join them.

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