Online Attendance Grants
Online Attendance Grants
Available to Postgraduate, Early Career, Full, and Emeritus members, these grants will cover the registration fees for online or livestream attendance.
Please note that this would not affect your eligibility to apply for a General Travel Grant, provided you do not exceed a maximum of £750 in total funding within a 2-year period.
Applications are considered seven times a year, the deadlines for which are:
- 1 January for online events after 1 February
- 1 March for online events after 1 April
- 1 May for online events after 1 June
- 1 June for online events after 1 July
- 1 July for online events after 1 August
- 1 September for online events after 1 October
- 1 November for online events after 1 December
Applications can be submitted early, up to six months before the online event date.
Please note the outcome of applications will be sent to applicants three to four weeks after the application deadline of the round that has been applied to.
Key grant details
To be eligible to apply:
- Applicants need to have been a member for at least 12 months prior to the deadline on the closing date of the round applied to. If you are not a member, join today. Members that have joined as multiyear members are eligible to apply for an Online Attendance after six months of membership has elapsed.
- Applicants must not have received one of the following Society grants in the two years before the closing date of the round applied to: International Sponsored Places or Travel Award for Skills and Knowledge.
- Applicants must not have received one of the following Society grants in the 12 months before the closing date of the round applied to: Student Bursary, Early Career Bursary or Full Member Bursary.
- Applicants must not have received more than £750 in funding from a General Travel Grant or Online Attendance Grant in a 2-year period.
- Applicants need to provide an abstract that has been submitted to the online event to demonstrate active participation. In the case of training courses or events without abstract acceptance, please provide a summary of how you will participate in the online event and the benefits gained from attendance.
Successful recipients must provide a meeting report and certificate of participation.
Important note: Predatory conferences
Presenting your work at a conference is an excellent way to share your research and raise your profile in the scientific community. But there is a growing problem to look out for—predatory conferences. Much like predatory journals, predatory conferences seek to charge high registration fees while offering little value in return for attendees and presenters.
The Biochemical Society will only consider member grant applications for organisation or attendance of meetings believed to be genuine.
Some tips on how to distinguish a predatory conference from a genuine one can be found here: