Training and travel grants

Annual Meeting Travel Grant

The SEB Annual Meeting is our flagship scientific conference and brings together up to 800 biologists from around the world. The conference takes place in the summer during the first week of July and is held in the UK or Europe.

The 2018 Annual Meeting will take place in Florence, Italy. 

application deadline: 4 May 2018


SEB Annual Meeting travel grants are available to support student members to attend the meeting and a total of £20,000 is awarded each year.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for a travel grant you must:

  • be a student member of the SEB
  • be at least in the second year of your SEB membership or if you are a new member you must hold a multi-year membership*
  • must not have been awarded an SEB Annual Meeting travel grant for our Gothenburg 2017 meeting **
  • be a first author presenting a poster or a talk at the meeting and
  • have registered and paid to attend the meeting.

* new student members are eligible to apply for multi-year year memberships (i.e. Student 3 years or Student 5 years) only if their would still hold a student status in their 3rd or 5th year of membership (i.e. their study program will not finish before their 3rd year or 5th year of membership).

** Applications for the SEB Annual Meeting grant should not be made in consecutive years

How to Apply

To apply fill in the travel grant application form and return it to us by email on with the subject title "SEB Florence 2018 Travel Grant Application".  

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Documents we require from you

  • a copy of the confirmation email that we sent you when you submitted your abstract for the meeting
  • a copy of the confirmation email that we sent you when you registered for the meeting.

We try to help as many students as possible, however, we encourage you to look for other sources of funding as SEB may not award the full amount that you apply for.

Terms and conditions

  • Awards must be claimed within one month after the meeting
  • Grant recipients who claimed their award but did not attend the event will be required to repay the grant in full.
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SEB Florence 2018

Florence, Italy
3 - 6 July 2018
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The travel grant allowed me to take part in the SEB Conference and present a poster, to get acquainted with a large number of foreign scientists and to establish useful contacts.

SEB Student Member