Honor Fell / Company of Biologists Travel Awards

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Honor FellTravel Awards are sponsored by the Company of Biologists (the publishers of The Journal of Cell Science and Development) and they provide financial support for BSCB members at the beginning of their research careers to attend meetings and courses. Applications are considered for any meeting or course relevant to cell biology. The amount of the award depends on the location of the meeting or course. Awards will be up to £400 for travel within the UK (except for BSCB Spring Meeting for which the full registration and accommodation costs will be made), up to £500 for travel within European and up to £750 for meetings and courses in the rest of the world.

Download and complete the application form here.

Completed applications should be sent to the Honor Fell / Company of Biologists Travel Awards Secretary and must contain the following:

  • the completed and signed application form (above)
  • a copy of the abstract being presented
  • a copy of the completed meeting registration form
  • details of registration, travel and any other costs that will be claimed

The following rules usually apply (at the discretion of the Committee):

  • Awards are normally made to those in the early stages of their careers (students and postdocs)
  • Applicants must have been a member for at least a year (or be a PhD student in their first year of study).
  • Applications must be made at least one month in advance of the meeting for which support is requested.
  • Group leaders who have no current funding available for travel are eligible for our COB Support Grants.
  • No applicant will receive more than one award per annum. However, an award to attend the BSCB spring meeting does not preclude getting another travel award in the same year.
  • The applicant must be contributing a poster or a talk.
  • Any one lab may receive up to three awards per calendar year, not counting awards to participate in the spring BSCB meeting. Awards are discretionary and subject to available funds.
  • If proof of payment for ALL costs claimed is available at the time of application, successful applicants will be awarded a grant in advance of the meeting.
  • If proof of payment for ALL costs is not available at the time of application, successful applicants will be awarded a provisional grant and a cheque will be sent when BSCB have received the receipts. If a complete set of receipts is not available at the time of application, please send the application WITHOUT receipts and submit ALL receipts together once available.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Dame Honor B. Fell FRS (1900-1986) was a pioneer of organ, tissue and cell culture and worked prominently on cartliage and bone formation.  Her long career led to Directorship of The Strangeways Laboratory in Cambridge. BSCB is proud to associate these Awards with her enthusiasm for science and persistence in experimentation.

The level and number of Awards offered are possible due to a generous grant from The Company of Biologists.