About the grant  

Join our “party month” in April 2023 and plan a special celebration event at your own institute. 

The SEB Birthday Fund can provide up to £500 per event to assist with the independent organization of a scientific meeting, networking event, single lecture, or small events such as postgraduate research days to help celebrate the SEB centenary year. 

Applications for sponsorship of relevant scientific meetings or events that are cross-institutional and regional and student-focused will be looked upon more favorably. 



If you are stuck for inspiration we have provided some ideas below, but this list is not exhaustive so feel free to get creative!

Your SEB centenary celebration could include: 

  • An invited experimental biology speaker and drinks reception
  • A research day 
  • PhD Student networking and social event 
  • A celebration of the work of SEB members in your department
  • An SEB or experimental biologist networking event
  • A laboratory tour or public engagement event 
  •  A community outreach event focused on experimental biology research 
  •  A diversity initiative or talk
  • An event aimed at making connections between your research department and undergraduate students in the school
  • An event to look back at progress in biological research over past 100 years 

To apply for the fund, simply visit our grants and funding page and fill out the SEB Birthday Fund application form. The deadline for applications is the 30th of September 2022.


Terms and conditions

  • The event must take place in April or May of 2023
  • The event must be badged as an “SEB Centenary Celebration” event and the SEB centenary logo displayed on all digital and print marketing materials
  • Recipients of the grant must send a short report (no longer than 500 words) about the event to the SEB team for use on the SEB website and/or magazine. Pictures are also welcomed. Please send these to [email protected]
  • Where possible we encourage participants to promote the event on social media to share the fun with our global community using the hashtag #SEBParty!