Sponsored Event Grants
Sponsored Event Grants provide sponsorship of up to £500 to assist with the independent organization of single lectures or small events such as postgraduate research days.
Application for sponsorship of relevant scientific meetings or events that are cross-institutional and regional and student-focused will be looked upon more favourably. Note that this fund does NOT support events for school students, which are covered under Scientific Outreach Grants.
Applications are considered in rounds throughout the year. Early applications are encouraged to allow for the review process to take place ahead of the start of the event.
There are three deadlines per year:
- 1 April for events taking place after 1 May
- 1 August for events taking place after 1 September
- 1 November for events taking place after 1 December
For applications for single lectures or small events, applicants must be a Postgraduate, Early Career, Full or Emeritus member of the Biochemical Society. Your event should take place at least one month after the deadline.
As a condition of the grant, the Society asks the recipient to:
- Badge the event, session or speaker as ‘sponsored by the Biochemical Society’
- Display Biochemical Society branded material, which will be provided
- Send a report for consideration for publication in The Biochemist and/or on the web, including photographs.
Consideration will also be given to support of virtual meetings.
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: