Grants and Bursaries

Sponsored Seminar Series Grants

Our Sponsored Seminar Series Grant assist with the costs associated with hosting a seminar series within your institution. 

The intended lectures must help us with our goal of promoting the future of molecular biosciences; facilitating the sharing of expertise, supporting the advancement of biochemistry and molecular biology, and raising awareness of their importance in addressing societal grand challenges.  

The grant is intended to help with the travel costs for guest speakers at a series of seminars or lectures throughout the year. The grant can also be used to assist with catering costs should any refreshments be provided with the lectures or seminars.  

Grants of £500, £750, £1000 or £1500 will be awarded to successful applicants.  

Next deadline

20 June 2023

To be eligible to apply:

  • All intended speakers within the series must give a talk that has a biochemical or molecular biology focus. 
  • The seminar series must consist of three or more lectures. 
  • The applicant and series organizer must be a Postgraduate, Early Career, Full, or Emeritus member of the Biochemical Society. 

There is only one application deadline per year: 

  • 20 June 

Please note we aim to send round the outcome of applications three to four weeks after the deadline of the round that has been applied to.

Applicants will be required to justify the level of support sought. The level of support will depend on the biochemical content of the lecture series, the size of the institution, the number of planned seminars or lectures and the expected number of attendees. 

Please note that a maximum of one grant can be awarded per institution and thus, applicants are advised to check with colleagues prior to submitting an application.  

Contact us

For further information please get in touch with the Grants department.