Grants and Bursaries

International Sponsored Places

The Biochemical Society has occasional funding opportunities to help our members attend conferences with our international partner Societies. 

The Biochemical Society is sponsoring the registration costs of two of our outstanding Postgraduate or Early Career members to attend both the FEBS Young Scientist’s Forum from 6-8 July 2023 and the 47th FEBS Congress from 8-12 July 2023 in Tours, France. 

The FEBS Congress and Young Scientists Forum gives you the opportunity to make connections with European colleagues and discuss your work with an international audience.  More information about the 47th FEBS Congress can be read here and more details regarding the FEBS Young Scientists’ Forum can be seen here

The grant provides two Biochemical Society members with: 

  • Accommodation
  • Registration for both the 47th FEBS Congress and the Young Scientists’ Forum
  • Some meals and excursions
  • Up to £350 for travel costs

The theme for the Congress this year is Together in bioscience for a better future”. 

Next deadline

Applications will reopen in October 2023

The following criteria are required in order to be eligible for a sponsored place: 

  • Applicant must be a current Postgraduate or Early Career member of the Biochemical Society within the first five years of completing their PhD.
  • Applicant must submit a supporting letter from their supervisor.
  • Applicant must provide a single abstract that will be submitted to the YSF and 47th FEBS Congress if their application is successful. Both events should be attended.
  • Successful applicants must submit a report and photographs of the Congress to the Biochemical Society no later than 30 days after returning from the Congress.

Please note that applying for an International Sponsored Place will not affect your eligibility to apply for a General Travel Grant within the same calendar year. 

My sincere gratitude to the Biochemical Society for giving me such a wonderful opportunity to attend the 47th FEBS Congress and YSF. I strongly believe that this will be a great platform for my research project development and for establishing new collaborations. A comprehensive program, scientific discussions and networking with top young researchers and world-leading invited scientists will broaden my scientific horizons. I am looking forward to participating in both Congress and Forum in 2023. Thank you!

Headshot of Ewa Blaszczak
Ewa Blaszczak

2023 recipient of an International Sponsored Place

I truly appreciate the Biochemical Society sponsoring my attendance at these meetings! I'm excited to connect with fellow early career researchers, to learn and to be inspired by their academic achievement and career development. I'm looking forward to seeing the most advanced research ideas, techniques and innovative strategies to address all aspects of biological research. I also hope to promote my science and build my own network which would allow my progression towards an independent research leader.

Headshot of previous recipient, Yang Li
Yang Li

2023 recipient of an International Sponsored Place

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