Grants and Bursaries

Please note that in order to protect both staff and members, the Biochemical Society Council of Trustees has taken the difficult decision to postpone our face-to-face scientific meetings and training events until October 2021. To this end, the Society is unable to offer grants support for in-person activities taking place before 1 October 2021. Grants for virtual events are still available before this date. 

The Biochemical Society offers a programme of grants supporting research, attendance at scientific conferences and the sponsorship of events.  
Members of the Biochemical Society are eligible for FEBS Fellowships.

Conferences & Travel

Can be used by members to attend a scientific meeting, training course or a lab visit.

Occasional funding opportunities to attend conferences with our international partner Societies

We recognise that care needs and requirements can vary from individual to individual. Carer Support Grants are available to members of the Biochemical Society who require support with additional care costs associated with their participation in a Biochemical Society event or course.

A Stay Connected Bursary is offered to make it easier for members to remain engaged with the scientific community.

Supports the attendance of Student Members at the Society’s Scientific Meetings, Training Events and Courses.

Supports the attendance of Full and Early Career Members at the Society’s Scientific Meetings.

Helping students and scientists in the early stage of their career attend our Harden Conferences.


Offer funding for undergraduates to spend a summer working in a lab.

Funding available to provide modest financial support for benchwork.

Provides funding during a PhD and rewards exceptional academic distinction.

Available to support research capacity building in low-income economies.


Funding for innovative and engaging events or activities for school children, young scientists or the general public.

Provides opportunities for members to apply for sponsorship (up to £500) of small events or lectures.

For projects which support and address issues relating to diversity in science. Non-members may apply.

Members can apply for support to host a series of seminars from guest speakers throughout the year.

Available to Student Members to support the activities of a student society.

Awarded by the Society’s Local Ambassadors to acknowledge an outstanding undergraduate.


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Contact us

Get in touch with our Grants and  Awards departments on 0203 443 9539