Prizes and Grants

The Swedish Society for Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology does not provide any travel grants for its members at this point. Membership in the society does however make you eligible for several other grants and burseries. We have compiled a database of some suggestions on scholarshops and travel grants available from other organisations.

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FEBS - Personal GrantsShort-Term FellowshipsFEBS Short-Term Fellowships are awarded for the purpose of scientific collaboration, advanced training or employing techniques not available at the candidates’ usual place of work. Fellowships are granted for periods of no longer than two or, in exceptional cases, three months. At any time€ 60 per day + travel costs
FEBS - Personal GrantsLong-Term FellowshipsFEBS Long-Term Fellowships are awarded to support long-term visits for the purpose of scientific collaboration or advanced training. 1 OctoberDepend on the cost of living in the country visitedIn order to be eligible to apply applicants need to be working in a laboratory in a FEBS country and to be seeking to work in a laboratory in a different FEBS country.
FEBS - Personal GrantsSummer FellowshipsFEBS Summer Fellowships are awarded to young promising students in a FEBS country wishing to gain practical scientific experience in an institution located in another country within the FEBS area.1 April€ 3,500
FEBS - Personal GrantsReturn-to-Europe FellowshipsFEBS Return-To-Europe Fellowships are awarded to support outstanding scientists who, having left the European area for post-doctoral training elsewhere, wish to return to Europe for a post-doctoral position with a view to pursuing an independent research career. These Fellowships are granted for two years.1 OctoberDepend on the cost of living in the country visited
FEBS - Personal GrantsCollaborative Experimental Scholarships for Central & Eastern EuropeStudents engaged in research for a doctoral thesis in the currently depressed economies of Central & Eastern Europe who need to visit a well-funded laboratory in Western Europe for the purpose of carrying out experimental procedures that would be impossible in their home country because of a lack of resources.At any time€ 50 per day + travel costs Applications from PhD students working in the following countries will be considered for the Scholarships: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Moldova, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine.
FEBS - Personal GrantsFEBS Distinguished Young Investigator AwardThe aim of our Distinguished Young Investigator Award is to give recognition to those FEBS Long-Term Fellows who have conducted excellent research during the tenure of their Fellowship.At any time, but not longer than twelve months after the completion of the Long-Term Fellowship.€ 10,000
FEBS - Personal GrantsThe Theodor Bücher MedalThe awardee, who is expected to be active in European research, presents one of the plenary lectures at the FEBS Congress. The awardee receives a silver medal, and is awarded his/her travel expenses to the Congress. Following the Congress, it is customary for the lecture to be published in FEBS Journal.
FEBS - Personal GrantsThe Datta Lectureship and MedalThe award is normally made at each Congress of FEBS to one of the plenary lecturers. The lecturer should normally be from a FEBS country. The awardee receives a medal, provided by Elsevier Science Publishers, and is awarded his/her travel expenses to the Congress. It is customary for the lecture to be published in FEBS Letters.
FEBS - Personal GrantsThe Sir Hans Krebs Lecture and MedalThe awardee, who should be active in European research, presents one of the plenary lectures at the FEBS Congress. The awardee receives a silver medal, and is awarded his/her travel expenses to the Congress. It is customary for the lecture to be published in full in FEBS Journal.
FEBS - Personal GrantsFEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award the aim of the award is to highlight the major contributions made by female scientists to life sciences research. Winners of the award will serve as inspiring role models for future generations of women in science.15 October€ 10,000
FEBS - Personal GrantsFEBS Fellowship Follow-up Research FundThe aim of our Fellowship Follow-up Research Fund is to help young scientists who have been recipients of a FEBS Long-Term Fellowship to start work on return to their country of origin after completion of their Fellowship.1 April€ 10,000
FEBS - Courses/Workshops/MeetingsFEBS National LecturesThese FEBS National Lectures (a maximum of 5 per year) are intended as Plenary Lectures that significantly enhance the quality of a scientific meeting, symposium or annual national scientific meeting of a Constituent Society. The Lecturer should be a distinguished scientist with a significant international reputation.1 Octobertravel expenses (economy flight) and accommodation. The host organization will offer free registration.
FEBS - Courses/Workshops/MeetingsFEBS3+ Meetingssupport scientific meetings organized through collaboration of at least three FEBS Constituent Societies. These events (a maximum of two per year) should be scientific meetings with symposia and colloquia corresponding to the format of an annual national scientific meeting of a Constituent Society.1 September €20,000, with €10,000 awarded to cover lecturers’ travel expenses, accommodation, congress venue renting and so on, and a €10,000 awarded to attract young scientists living outside the host country who are members of the collaborating Societies.
FEBS - Courses/Workshops/MeetingsFEBS Education WorkshopsThe FEBS Education Committee has the mission of promoting education of the highest quality in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Europe at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In order to realize this important objective: (1) we encourage the development of innovative teaching methods; (2) we disseminate advice on educational resources; (3) we arrange at least one education event at each FEBS Congress; and (4) we arrange other educational events from time to time such as workshops on educational issues in FEBS member countries on request.
FEBS - Courses/Workshops/MeetingsFEBS PatronageTo demonstrate recognition of the important role of the event in advancing molecular life sciences in the FEBS area, and the aim is to aid organizers in raising local least 6 months prior to the event.Events carrying FEBS Patronage will be advertised in FEBS News, and the FEBS website.The event’s programme/proceedings should include the statement “This event is organized under FEBS Patronage”, and include reference to the FEBS website
FEBS - Courses/Workshops/MeetingsYouth Travel FundAs part of their application to the FEBS Advanced Courses programme, organizers of lecture courses, practical courses and workshops can apply for YTF grants to support participation of PhD students and young postdoctoral scientists in their event. YTF grants may be awarded to a maximum of 10% of the participants. Grants cover the registration fee, accommodation and meals for the selected young scientists, and may also support their travel costs.
FEBS - Courses/Workshops/MeetingsFEBS Advanced CoursesOne of the main goals of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies is to foster training and mobility of young scientists within Europe. FEBS therefore provides financial support for ‘Advanced Courses’, covering relevant and timely scientific topics related to biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, cell biology and developmental biology, and usually with an educational emphasis.1 MarchAdvanced Lecture Courses, €25,000; FEBS/EMBO Lecture Courses, €40,000; FEBS Workshops, €20,000; Practical Courses, €15,000; FEBS Special Meetings, €40,000.
IUBMBWood-Whelan Research FellowshipsGranting short-term fellowships to young biochemists to carry out research and training in a laboratory other than their own.2 months before project startUS$ 4,000Applicants must be residents of countries that are members of IUBMB and should generally be graduate students or young researchers under the age of 35.
IUBMBIUBMB Mid-Career Research FellowshipsThese are short-term fellowships (1 to 2 months) to enable researchers to work in an established laboratory to learn state-of-the-art techniques that are not readily available in their own least 3 months before the intended visit.US$ 5,000Applicants must be residents of countries that are members of the IUBMB.
IUBMBIUBMB Young Scientists SupportAt each of the IUBMB Conferences a Young Scientists Forum (YSF) is organized. Further information, including deadlines for application, will be advertised individually on the website for each upcoming event.31 October / 1 April
IUBMBIUBMB Educational Activitiesfor organizing symposia or
educational workshops, courses,
laboratory workshops
IUBMBIUBMB Advanced SchoolsIUBMB has established the concept of promoting and sponsoring Advanced Schools in Asia, Africa and Central/South America.US$ 20,000
IUBMBIUBMB SymposiaThe IUBMB sponsors international symposia and workshops worldwide. It provides financial support for international symposia on biochemical and molecular biological research topics of current interest.>12 months in advance, 1 April or 1 September(about 100 - 500 participants)
IUPABIUPAB Sponsorships for meetings and symposiaIUPAB welcomes applications for support of events that are strictly within the purview of Biophysics.1 August< US$ 10,000Not IUPAB Congress years
EBSAAttendance BursariesEBSA offers bursaries to individual young scientists to participate in an EBSA-sponsored school, course or scientific meeting.2 months before event start€ 400
EBSABursary for a working visit to a laboratory in an EBSA countryApplications are invited from young scientists from the EU area who wish to carry out experiments in a laboratory in an EBSA country.2 months before event start€200/week, plus the cost of travel.
EBSAEBSA Sponsorshipssponsorships to organisers of meetings and schools that promote biophysics in Europe. Support can come in the form of grants to the organisers or bursaries to participants.4 months before event start
EBSAEBSA Young Investigators’ Medal and PrizeThe prize will be given to a promising young scientist. The candidate should normally be within 12 years of completion of their PhD at the time the prize is given. Candidates should be working in one of the Member countries.31 december€ 2,000 + medal
EBSAAvanti Polar Lipids / EBSA Award The award will be presented at the following EBSA Congress to an investigator for outstanding contributions to our understanding of lipid biophysics.31 decemberUS$ 3,000The nominee must be a member of an EBSA adherent member Society that is in good standing.
SFBBMThe Svedberg AwardThe Svedberg Prize is an annual scientific award, handed out by SFBBM and the Swedish National Committee for Molecular Biosciences to a young and successful, Swedish or foreign, biochemist, working in Sweden.1 May SEK 40,000Nominees must be 40 years old or younger.
SFBBMHugo Theorell AwardHugo Theorell Award is a scientific award presented to a young and succesful, Swedish or foreign biophysicist currently working in Sweden. Nomination periods posted on the webpage.1 May Nominees must be 45 years old or younger.
EMBOKeynote Lectures by EMBO MembersMeeting organizers can apply for funding for an EMBO Member or Associate Members to give a keynote lecture at their major international scientific meeting. This provides participants with an opportunity to find out about the recent research findings from EMBO Members' laboratories.1 February, 1 June, 1 October€ 1,000
EMBOYoung Investigator lecturesApplications are welcome from meeting organizers who want to invite EMBO Young Investigators to give a lecture. Programme members are eligible for sponsorship until one year after the expiration of their formal membership.1 months before event start€ 800
EMBOScience Policy lecturesThe EMBO Science Policy Programme has limited funds to offer organizers of a scientific event the opportunity to include a non-scientific talk addressing the policy implications of science and technology, including, but not limited to, discussions about ethics, economics, politics, and law.At any time€ 1,000
EMBOWomen in Science lecturesOrganizers of conferences funded through the EMBO Courses & Workshop programme wishing to invite a scientist speaking about issues related to women in science are encouraged to apply for this lecture grant.€ 800
EMBOEMBO Travel grantsA limited number of travel grants are available for eligible participants who are selected to attend EMBO Practical Courses, EMBO | FEBS Lecture Courses, ESF | EMBO Symposia, EMBO | EMBL Symposia and selected other EMBO events, including The EMBO Meeting.

Priority is given to selected participants working in the following countries: Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Taiwan and Turkey.
EMBOLong-Term Fellowshipsawarded for a period of up to two years and support post-doctoral research visits to laboratories throughout Europe and the world*. International exchange is a key feature in the application process.Opens 6 weeks prior to the application deadline; 1 July for the 15 August deadline and 1 January for the 13 February deadlineSee websiteThe receiving institute or the applicant's nationality must be from one of the EMBC Member States.
EMBOShort-Term Fellowships fund research visits of up to three months to laboratories in Europe and elsewhere in the world. The aim is to facilitate valuable collaborations with research groups applying techniques that are unavailable in the applicant's laboratory. at least 3 months before the intended visit.The fellowships cover travel plus subsistence of the fellow but not of any dependents. The subsistence rate depends on the country being visited.
EMBOAdvanced FellowshipsEMBO Advanced Fellowships offer an additional two years of funding for EMBO Long-Term Fellows who can demonstrate exceptional progress during their current postdoctoral work. AugustThe value of the stipend depends on the country where the host laboratory is located.
EMBOThe EMBO Gold MedalAwarded annually to young scientists for outstanding contributions to the life sciences in Europe. EMBO Members and EMBO Young Investigators are invited every year to nominate candidates for the medal.1 February € 10 000 and a gold medalMolecular biologists who are currently working in one of the EMBC Member States and who are under the age of 40 years, or within 10 years of having obtained their PhD or equivalent, on the day of the deadline for nominations (1 February).
EMBOCourses and Workshops fundingEMBO Courses & Workshops funds approximately 80 events attracting more than 8,000 participants every year. Funding is available to organize conferences, EMBO | EMBL Symposia, workshops, EMBO | FEBS Lecture Courses, Global Exchange Lecture Courses and practical courses, as well as for keynote lectures. Travel grants support the attendance of participants from countries with less-developed scientific infrastructures. EMBO assists the organizer with the design of a poster, set-up of a website and registration system, and with promotion of the event.
KVA - The Royal Swedish Academy of SciencesGeneral announcement for ChemistryScholarships up to SEK 100,000 maximum can be allocated to to PhD students. and postdoctoral researchers can be allocated up to SEK 300,000. Applicants who gained their PhDs in the past five years are prioritized among the latter. Scholarships are payable for a maximum of one year.31 January < SEK 300 000
KVA - The Royal Swedish Academy of SciencesGeneral announcement for BiosciencesScholarships up to a SEK 100,000 maximum can be allocated to scientists without a post doctoral degree and postdoctoral researchers can be allocated up to SEK 300,000. Applicants who gained their PhDs in the past five years are prioritized among the latter. Scholarships over SEK 100 000 are granted only in exceptional cases. Scholarships are primarily for travel and material costs and payable for a maximum of one year.31 August < SEK 300 000Within Biosciences, special funds have been allocated for:

research on composite plants, especially the genus Hieracium (‘hieraciology’)
studies of mosses and lichens (in Sweden, especially the counties of Västmanland, Värmland and Dalarna)
studies of Salix (willow) forms
travel for entomological research
travel in Sweden for studies of lower invertebrates
travel in Sweden for ornithological research
travel in Sweden for plant geographical studies
travel in botanical purpose to Brazil or other inter-tropical country
EUMarie Skłodowska-Curie actions fellowshipsSupport researchers at all stages of their careers, irrespective of nationality. Researchers working across all disciplines, from life-saving healthcare to 'blue-sky' science, are eligible for funding. The MSCA also support industrial doctorates, combining academic research study with work in companies, and other innovative training that enhances employability and career development.