Fellowships and grants


Where could your research take you? We offer Travelling Fellowships to early-career researchers to make collaborative visits to other laboratories.

Our journals also offer grants aimed at early career scientists wanting to attend scientific meetings, conferences, workshops and courses relating to the areas of research covered by the journal.



The Workshops hosted by The Company of Biologists bring together experts and early-career researchers from a diverse range of scientific backgrounds. The programmes are carefully developed to lay the foundations for the important scientific advances that will define the future careers of early-career researchers.

At each Workshop we reserve 10 places out of the total of 30 for ECRs, and these places are provided for free.

Get involved!


What can we do for you? How can you make sure your article reaches a wider audience? What can you do to promote yourself? Find out more about how you can get involved in one of our early-career initiatives.


We host internships for RCUK-funded PhD students, giving them the opportunity to spend their 3-month placement and find out more about the publishing industry.

We offer the following internships:

  • Data intern
  • Community forum intern

Check out our ‘working for us‘ page for more details.

What more could we do for you?

preLights logo


A dedicated team of early-career researchers select, highlight and comment on preprints they feel are of particular interest to the biological community, with support from The Company of Biologists.

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An interactive community site for developmental biology where early-career researchers can debate and discuss the latest research, practice their science communication skills and search for or promote jobs and events.

Peer review

We encourage mentoring of ECRs in the peer review process.

When you review a paper alongside a senior reviewer, we’ll make sure your contribution is recorded in its own right.

Build up a record with us and get recognition in your field of expertise.


Have you recently set up your own lab? About to take the plunge? Read the cartoon series full of tips,  advice and wise words, in typical Mole style.

Visit our journal websites

Development Journal of Cell Science The Journal of Experimental Biology Disease Models & Mechanisms Biology Open

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