COB Support Grants

Company of Biologists Support Grants are available for independent group leaders/PIs with no current funds for travel to attend meetings, conferences, workshops, practical courses, PI laboratory management courses and courses to re-train.

  1. Only current BSCB members are eligible and no awards will be made to lapsed members or those paying the incorrect subscription fee.
  2. The purpose of the award must be clearly linked to Cell Biology (in the broadest sense) or professional development and should be justified in the application.
  3. Up to £500 will be awarded for attendance inside the UK, up to £1,000 for Europe and up to £1,500 for outside Europe.
  4. Applications can be submitted at any time, but ahead of the event and leaving at least one month for processing and response.
  5. Applications are not competitive but will be processed in sequence of submission.
  6. If funds are requested for the PI to attend a workshop or meeting, the PI needs to present data. This does not apply to retraining courses. When presenting a poster or talk, an acknowledgement should be displayed, which can be downloaded (jpg below or pdf here.)meeting support

How to apply:

1) Register with the BSCB online application portal here (if you haven’t done so already)
2) Download the full application form here, complete and save as a single pdf.
3) Complete your details in the online application portal and upload the full application form.