The FSBI offers the opportunity for its members to apply on a competitive basis for financial assistance in support of travel to conferences (other than the FSBI annual conference) and associated scientific exchange visits that are consistent with the Society’s objectives.
The Travel Grant programme has no age limits, but is primarily aimed at early-career scientists studying fish biology or fisheries science. Grants are available on a competitive basis to FSBI members for travel related to the Society's objectives.
Grant competitions are open to any member of the Society, regardless of their geographical location, but to be eligible you must be a paid up FSBI member at the time of making a grant application.
The primary purpose of Travel Grants is to enable researchers to present their work at international scientific meetings other than the FSBI annual conference. The grants are not intended to support meetings to discuss new proposals or fieldwork, although a combination of conference attendance and visits to other institutions is encouraged. Funds will not be provided to undertake research projects or to purchase equipment for which a separate scheme is available.
The current annual budget for Travel Grants is £20,000 and the maximum individual grant is £1000, which may be matched by funds from other sources if more substantial costs are involved. The grant is intended to cover travel, travel insurance, subsistence costs and conference fees as necessary. Reports of recent awards are published in the FSBI Newsletter.
The closing dates for applications are 01 March, 01 June, 01 September and 01 December.
Complete the Application form provided below, after reading the Terms & Conditions, and submit electronically (see advice for sending below). Only if electronic submission is impossible, submit three paper copies of the completed form to the address below, to arrive by the respective deadline. Save a copy of the Application form for your records. Subject-related enquiries should be addressed to the chair of the Travel Grants sub-committee. If you do not recieve an acknowledgement of receipt within 48 hours of applying please contact the FSBI Administrator (email below).
Your supervisor must complete the Letter of support and submit this electronically without delay. Applications without the Letter of support will not be considered.
Please be aware that applications will not be submitted to the Studentships sub-committee until after the application closing date. All applicants, whether successful or not, will be informed by the chair of the sub-committee but this may not be for up to two months after the closing date. Do not contact the Administration Office until two months have elapsed.
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