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 exceptional and well-supported cases where the benefit to the applicants career is great and where there is a financial need for the maximum grant amount.
The University of Sussex have generously donated their Korner Travelling Fellowship Fund to join our grants portfolio. This fund was originally set up to commemorate the life and work of Professor Asher Korner (1929-1971), the first Professor of Biochemistry in the University of Sussex. The remaining funds will now be offered as an extension to our General Travel Grant scheme.
This scheme is now open to Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and Early Career members who are working within the UK or Republic of Ireland to make collaborative visits to overseas laboratories. Funding of up to £2,000 will be available to contribute towards travel, accommodation, and subsistence costs.
Applications are considered seven times a year, the deadlines for which are:
Applications can be submitted early, up to six months before the conference date. For example, applications for a July conference can be submitted in 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.
In light of current global travel restrictions, members are also welcome to apply for a General Travel Grant to attend virtual meetings and courses to assist with the costs of their participation. If a member were to receive a General Travel Grant for a virtual event, this would not affect their eligibility to apply for another GTG within the next 2 years (provided they do not exceed a maximum of £750 in total funding within the 2 year period). Please see the eligibility criteria below:
Presenting your work at a conference is an excellent way to share your research and raise your profile in the scientific community. But there is a growing problem to look out for—predatory conferences. Much like predatory journals, predatory conferences seek to charge high registration fees while offering little value in return for attendees and presenters.
The Biochemical Society will only consider member grant applications for organisation or attendance of meetings believed to be genuine.
Some tips on how to distinguish a predatory conference from a genuine one can be found here:
To be eligible to apply:
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.