Who can apply for a Scientific Meeting Grant? How do I apply? What are the deadlines?

Full details about applying for a Scientific Meeting Grant (including application deadlines and terms and conditions) are available here.

The Applicant Handbook is available here.


Scientific Meeting Grants are not available for the following:

  • Attendance at scientific meetings, conferences, or training courses
  • Expenditure on capital equipment and capital building proposal
  • Undergraduate expeditions and courses
  • Social/political networking
  • Conference dinners/social events/refreshment breaks
  • Tuition fees
  • Payments for the employment of staff
  • Abstract books
  • Publishing expenses (e.g. page charges)
  • Intra-institutional events (e.g. departmental seminars, etc.)
  • Core costs (i.e. overheads)
  • Field excursion costs for summer post-grad schools/courses

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Biology Open Meeting Reviews

Recipients of Scientific Meeting Grants are eligible to apply to publish a Meeting Review free of charge in Biology Open.

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We offer a wide range of grants to support and encourage the sharing of knowledge that will benefit biology and the biological community.

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