Keep up-to-date with the latest scientific developments while on a career break, or having recently returned to work, with our Stay Connected Bursaries.

Stay Connected Bursaries cover the cost of registration to Society Scientific Meetings, Training Events and Courses. Applicants can also apply for support towards accommodation, travel and/or care provision. Any member who is on a career break, or has recently returned to work following a career break, can apply.
Our Stay Connected Bursaries recognize that science moves at a rapid pace, and keeping up with the latest developments is pivotal in returning to a scientific career. These grants make it easier for people on a career break to remain engaged with the science community and return to work.

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

Application deadlines

Applications can be made at any time; however applications must be received by the event’s early registration deadline.

Key details

  • Applicants must be a member of the Biochemical Society. If you are not a member, join today. Scientists on a career break are eligible to join as an Associate Member at reduced rates.
  • Please include the reason for the career break (a career break is considered as any period of time where the nominee 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).
  • There are no set criteria (such as a minimum career break length) and decisions to award Bursaries are at the discretion of the Society.
  • The Bursaries are available for any Biochemical Society Scientific Meetings, Training Events and Courses. See our upcoming events.

Personal information collected from applicants will be used only for the purpose stated.  Read our privacy policy for further details.

More information

For further information, please contact Rowena Mitchell, Membership Manager