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This year, the Royal Society of Biology is offering grants of up to £1,000 to associate (AMRSB) members worldwide.

Applications should be made for future biology-related projects in the UK or abroad, but future overseas conferences will be considered. Applicants may use the award to attract additional funding but the Society will still expect prominent recognition.

How to apply

This round of travel grants closed for applications on Friday 26th January 2024.

To apply please login to your mySociety account and complete the online grant application.

Applicants can apply for grants of £250, £500, £750 or £1,000.

The application includes sections where you will need to specify details of the conference or project, how the grant money will be spent, how you will benefit from this opportunity and the expected outcomes of the conference or project. 

The application must be accompanied by a two-page CV including details of two referees.

An application guidance document can be downloaded.


  • The grant is open to associate (AMRSB) members worldwide, of the Society only. Those who are eligible to transfer to the member (MRSB) grade will not qualify for the award.
  • Non-members can apply for the grant providing they have submitted a paid membership application.
  • Those who have applied for the grant but have been unsuccessful can apply again.
  • Previous Travel Grant recipients are not eligible to apply again.
  • Applicants must be over the age of 18 at the time of travel.
  • Grants are awarded for future travel only - for travel between 1st April 2024 and 31st March 2025.

Further details

Grant 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 return. The Society has copyright of this report and will publish some or all of the reports online; it may be published in its magazine The Biologist.

Read reports from previous grant recipients.


If you have any queries regarding eligibility or submission, contact


Chi-Ching Tsang at the 19th Congress of the International Society of Human & Animal Mycology in Australia and Charlotte Eve Davies at the AVC Lobster Science Centre in Canada.