Funding for Events and Meetings


If you are organising a scientific meeting independently or in collaboration with other organisations, SEB members can apply for sponsorship from us to help with the cost of the meeting. Meetings can be organised either in-person or virtually. A total of £5000 is available per year for this purpose.

Application deadlines


We assess applications twice a year and the deadlines for applying are:

  • 1 March each year
  • 1 November each year

Eligibility Criteria  

  • The date of the meeting: the date that the meeting is taking place on must occur at least 2 months after the application deadline (i.e. if you are applying for the 1 March deadline, the meeting must take place on or after the 1 May of that same year, and no sooner than 1 May).
  • Scientific topic: the SEB only funds meetings that are within the Society’s research remit (animal, plant and cell biology and SEB+). This is restricted to the subject areas that are covered by the Society’s activities.  Research directly related to medicine is precluded as this subject area is better funded than most biological disciplines.
  • Maximum funding: you can apply for up to £1,000 per in-person meeting and a maximum of £500 per virtual/ online meeting. 

How to apply 

To apply for funding for your conference, please complete the Application Form for Sponsorship of a Scientific Meeting. 

 Email the completed form to ( Please also send any queries that you may have to

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We have certain regulations on what our funding can and can’t cover, and how we expect you to acknowledge the SEB's support. After the meeting you must also send us a report on the conference, scans of your receipts and examples of your promotional materials with the SEB logo.

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

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