Scientific Outreach Grant

The Society wishes to support scientific outreach activities that communicate the excitement of molecular bioscience to young people and the community.

Applications are invited for sums up to £1000 to assist with the direct costs associated with an event and expenses incurred (e.g. transport and/or teacher cover).

The Biochemical Society must be acknowledged at the event and in the resources produced. Copies of all materials generated should be submitted to the Society to facilitate wider dissemination to others where appropriate; please keep in mind that the potential legacy of submitted projects – i.e., via the production of resources that may be further and widely distributed – is an added bonus to every application. Please also note that, for the 2021 run of the Scientific Outreach Grants, every submitted application must include an online-based contingency plan (i.e., all applications must include an alternative plan that takes the impossibility of in-person projects into account). A short report of the activity and an evaluation is a condition of the grant. Applicants will not be eligible to apply for future Scientific Outreach Grants until a report and evaluation is complete.

In 2021, the Biochemical Society will be awarding the totality of its Scientific Outreach Grants during the September run of this scheme. The Scientific Outreach Grants will close for applications on 20 September 2021.

You can read about the work of some of our previous outreach grant recipients here > 

For any queries please contact the
Grants department >



Information on our outreach grants scheme, with sources of potential collaboration, additional funding, information for current grant holders and judge’s tips.

What makes a good outreach event? Find out if your outreach idea is applicable for our competitive outreach grants here.

Stuck for an idea or an audience? Check out our past events, activity cards and volunteering ideas.

Read reports from the recipients of previous grants and download the resources used for some of these activities

If you still have questions after reading the above, please contact the Grants department >