Grants and Bursaries

Stay Connected Bursaries

Our Stay Connected Bursaries make it easier for members to remain engaged with the scientific community, whether you are on a career break or have recently returned to work. 

Stay Connected Bursaries help to keep members up-to-date with the latest scientific developments by covering the cost of registration to face-to-face and online Society Scientific Meetings, Training Events, and Courses. Requests for financial support towards accommodation and travel will also be considered. 

You will be required to give a full breakdown of costs as part of the application. Please note that limited funds are available per event and whilst the Society will endeavour to support successful applicants to the amount required, the Society may not be able to provide full support for your attendance. 

How to Apply

Eligible members can apply during the event registration process.

We understand that the individual needs and requirements vary greatly for our members, therefore each application will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. However, applications should meet the below criteria: 

  • Applicants must be a current Postgraduate, Early Career, Full, or Associate member of the Biochemical Society. 
  • Applicants must complete a personal statement highlighting the relevance of attending the event for their ongoing professional development. 
  • Applicants must provide, in as much detail as possible, full details of any career break taken, including the reason for this and the length of the break. Please note that there no set criteria on the minimum length of career break. (A career break is considered as any period of time where the applicant is out of work, for reasons including, but not limited to, redundancy, maternity/paternity or adoption leave, extended leave to perform a carer role, and/or as a consequence of relocation) 

If you are not a member, join today or as part of your event registration. Scientists on a career break are eligible to join as an Associate Member. 

If awarded, bursaries will be paid after the event has taken place, and attendance has been confirmed. 

For Society scientific meetings, training events, and online meetings, members must have completed the registration and bursary application by either: 

  • The event early registration deadline 
  • One month prior to the start date of the event (if there is no early registration deadline) 
  • The online course start date 

How to complete an application

Available to members during the event registration process, this short video guides you through the application form and discusses what information we're looking for to help improve your chances of receiving funding.

Contact us

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