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  • Five grants of £500 are available each year.
  • Applications should be for future overseas conferences where the applicant is presenting a talk or poster.
  • Applications for future innovative biology-related projects abroad will be considered.
  • Applicants may use the award to attract additional funding but the Society will still expect prominent recognition.


  • The grant is open to MRSB members in the early stages of their research careers (0-10 years in paid employment) only.
  • Non-members can apply for the grant providing they have submitted a paid membership application for the MRSB grade of membership. Find out about our different membership grades.
  • Those who have applied for the grant but have been unsuccessful can apply again.
  • Previous Affiliate/AMRSB Travel Grant (and Travelling Fellowship) recipients eligible to apply.
  • Previous Early Career MRSB Travel Grant recipients are not eligible to apply again.

How to apply

The 2017 grants closed for application on 1st March. All applicants will be notified of the outcome by the end of March. The 2018 grants will open in November 2017.

Further details

  • The application includes a 300-500 word statement where the applicant needs to specify details of the conference or project, how the grant will be spent, how the applicant will benefit from this opportunity and the expected outcomes of the conference or project. 
  • The application must be accompanied by a two page CV and a written academic reference, preferably from the applicant's supervisor.
  • Recipients will be personally responsible for all arrangements and expenditure including travel, insurance, home and personal commitments.
  • Recipients must submit a report describing the work carried out with the aid of the award within six weeks of completion.
  • The Society has copyright of this report and will publish some or all of the reports online; some may be published in its magazine The Biologist.

Travel Grant recipients

Fergus Kennedy in Sabah, Borneo and Helen Brewer at the XVI International Congress on Molecular Plant-Microbe in Rhodes, Greece. Read reports from our previous grant recipients.


If you have any queries regarding eligibility or submission, contact Raghav Selvam.