Funding for events and meetings


Deadline: 1 March 2018

SEB Members are invited to submit proposals and funding requests to organise sessions at the SEB 2019 Annual Meeting on 2-5 July 2019 in Seville, Spain. Your proposal and funding request will be submitted to the relevant SEB Section (animal, plant, cell, SEB+).

The SEB Annual Meeting takes place over 4 days and a total of 72 half day sessions are being organised for the duration of the meeting.

For each half day session organised, the SEB offers free registration for two invited speakers, as well as up to £500 to assist with invited speaker travel expenses.

Session Topics

The sessions will cover animal, plant and cell biology, as well as educational topics within the umbrella of our SEB+ Section. Session proposals are accepted for Animal, Plant, Cell biology topics and SEB+.

Request for Microbiome related cross disciplinary session proposals

The animal, plant and cell biology sections are interested to receive proposals for microbiome-related sessions for the Annual Meeting. The SEB provides an excellent forum for such cross-kingdom initiatives and is keen to promote the latest microbiome research and contemporary techniques to stimulate discussion on this exciting topic in Seville.

Animal Biology session proposals

The Animal Section will also be running four themes and session proposals will therefore need to be submitted for topics within these four themes only.

Plant, Cell Biology and SEB+ session proposals

Proposals for Plant, Cell Biology and SEB+ can also be submitted openly.

How to apply

To propose a session and apply for funding, please complete the Annual Meeting Session Proposal Form. Return your form by email to with the subject line "Annual Meeting Session Proposal" by the advertised deadline.

Download session proposal form

Terms and conditions

If your proposal is accepted, a number of Terms and Conditions apply including:

  • You will need to work collaboratively with the SEB in organising the session as follows:
  • - You will be the scientific of the session and therefore you will be responsible for the scientific programme - the SEB will be responsible for the logistics of the meeting including: managing  abstract submission, registrations, advertising and publicity, budget management.
  • After the Annual Meeting you must also send us a write-up on the session

Read the full Terms and Conditions. These are also attached at the end of the application form.

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SEB Florence 2018

Florence, Italy
3 - 6 July 2018
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Raise your profile

"This funding was absolutely invaluable in being able to organise the sessions. Organising these sessions has resulted in significantly raising my profile and direct collaboration between myself and speakers at the sessions.”

- SEB Member -