SEB Membership

Grants and Sponsorship

Each year the SEB Awards approximately £100,000 in young scientist grants and sponsorship.  Our grant schemes are aimed at supporting young scientists for the purpose of attending scientific conferences, carrying out field research, travel and/or subsistence for laboratory visits.
Sponsorship funds are aimed at supporting small conferences and meetings organised by SEB Members. 

Grant Schemes

Company of Biologists Travel Grants
This grant is open to Students and Early Career Scientist members and aimed at supporting conference attendance, research trips and lab visits but not limited to these purposes. A total of up to £35,000 per year is awarded in four application deadlines: 31st March, 30th June, 30th September, 31st December. Applicants can request a maximum of £500.

SEB Annual Meeting Travel Grants
This grant supports student and early career scientist members in attending the SEB Annual Conference.  A total of £12,000 is awarded each year for this purpose. Applicants can request a maximum of £400 depending on their travel distance.

SEB PhD Studentship
The SEB sponsors a 4 year PhD studentship each year in either animal, plant or cell biology. 

The SEB studentship provides tuition fees up to the UK/EU rate, a maintenance fee for the student (currently £13,726 pa) a maintenance fee enhancement of £3,000 pa and a bench fee of £5,000 pa for the host laboratory. In addition the successful student is funded to attend the SEB Annual Main Meeting during the period of the studentship and is expected to present their results either as a poster or an oral presentation.

Applications for the studentships will need to be submitted by potential supervisors.

Other Grant Opportunities
SEB Members are entitled to apply for member rates for the Federation of European Societies of Plant Biology (FESPB) meetings and can also apply for FESPB travel grants to participate in the FESPB meetings.