Bursaries

IOP Research Student Conference Fund and Early Careers Researchers Fund 

PhD Students and Early Career Researchers are able to apply for financial support to attend the 19th IUPAB congress and 11th EBSA congress. Bursaries up to the value of £300 are available.

Applications are considered on a quarterly basis and should reach the IOP for this conference by 1 June.

For further information, click here or email supportandgrants@iop.org.


British Biophysical Society (BBS)

The British Biophysical Society (BBS), Wellcome Trust, Royal Society of Chemistry and Molecular Graphics and Modelling Society (MGMS) will be accepting competitive applications for bursaries from UK based young scientists. Please apply here

Closing date for applications is Friday, March 24, 2017.

BBS Bursaries are limited to BBS members, and MGMS bursaries are available to those working in the general area of computational biology - please make it clear in your application to which bursary scheme you are applying.


19th IUPAB Young Scientist Travel Awards

Early Career Travel Grants are to assist young biophysicists, especially from developing countries, and applications will open from Monday, January 09, 2017. These IUPAB awards are intended to supplement, rather than to fully pay travel expenses.

Maximum award is $1000 and minimum is $250. The awards are not intended to cover the cost of registration to the Congress. An application Form is available in pdf on the IUPAB website under “Forms” in “ABOUT US”. This will give you all the information necessary to complete an application.

Closing date for applications is Friday, March 10, 2017.

After that date, a lengthy evaluation process by the IUPAB Executive takes place, and all applicants will then be advised of the outcome of their applications. Applicants must present a poster or platform contribution to the Congress, and it is required that supervisors approve of their attendance.

The funds will be paid in cash in Euros at the actual congress, and it is a condition that recipients attend the whole congress. They must register on Day 1 at the YSTA booth close to the registration area.

Passport or similar photoID must be provided, together with a photocopy to be left with us for attachment to an official receipt form. Payments will be made on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 19, and a receipt must be signed by each recipient.

This is a requirement of our Auditors, and payments cannot be made without compliance with this condition.


EBSA Bursaries

EBSA offers bursaries to individual young scientists to participate in an EBSA-sponsored school, course or scientific meeting. The purpose of these bursaries is to promote the mobility of biophysicists in the EU area, to contribute to their training, to foster scientific exchanges between laboratories in the EU area and to promote the best Science in the field of biophysics.

Applications are invited from young scientists from the EU area who wish to attend the EBSA congress 2017 or a satellite meeting thereof. Eligible applicants are Ph.D. students registered in the EU area and Postdoctoral fellows working in the EU area.  

The bursary is to be used to contribute to the cost of accommodation and registration.

Closing date for applications is Friday, March 10, 2017.

Applicants are asked to carefully read the following notes before filling out the application form (download form)

For the purpose of this application, EU area includes EU member states, EU associated states, countries of the former Soviet Union, Israel, Egypt. To check eligibility, visit the website

The base country is the country where the applicant is carrying out his/her research, and/or where he/she is registered for a Ph.D. Previous recipients of EBSA bursaries are eligible for new awards, but not within 24 months of the end of the previous award and not if they have failed to submit a report of the previous visit.

The awarding of bursaries will be decided by the Awards Committee, within the financial framework provided by the EBSA Executive Committee. Applications that come in after the closing date will not be considered. The Awards Committee will have the final say for decisions concerning eligibility, scientific merit of the application and the level of support. The Awards Committee may ask the applicants to provide supplementary clarifications or to modify the proposals. In case of a dispute about procedure, the EBSA Executive Committee will have the final decision.

Recipients of an EBSA Bursary are required to submit a brief report (1 page maximum) describing the achievements during the visit. The report must be received by the EBSA Secretariat within 2 months of the end of the award. All correspondence will be carried out by email, in English.

Bursaries should be sent to Prof. André Matagne, Chair of the EBSA Bursary Panel.


Other Bursaries sources

Key dates

  • Bursaries deadline:

    10 March 2017

  • Poster award deadline:

    24 March 2017

  • Abstract submission deadline:

    24 March 2017

  • Early registration deadline: [extended]
    24 April 2017
  • Presenters registration deadline:
    1 May 2017
  • Registration deadline:
    5 July 2017