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This year, the Royal Society of Biology is offering grants of up to £1,000 to early career MRSB members worldwide.

Applications should be made for future biology-related projects in the UK or abroad, or for future overseas conferences where the applicant is presenting a talk or poster. 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 and a written academic reference, preferably from a current supervisor.

An application guidance document can be downloaded. 


  • The grant is open to MRSB members worldwide in the early stages of their research careers (within five years of completing their undergraduate degree) only.
  • 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 associate (AMRSB) Travel Grant recipients are eligible to apply.
  • Previous Early Career MRSB Travel Grant recipients are not eligible to apply again.
  • 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

Travel Grant recipients

Fergus Kennedy in Sabah, Borneo and Helen Brewer at the XVI International Congress on Molecular Plant-Microbe in Rhodes, Greece.