The Biochemical Society’s Diversity in Science Grants scheme provides grants to individuals, groups, charities or not-for-profit organisations.
These grants are available to any individual or group with a project that will support and address issues relating to inclusion and diversity in science.
- This year they are particularly interested to receive applications that address one or more of the areas identified as priorities by their community in the 2023 survey:
- Neurodivergence in the workplace and improving access for those with disabilities;
- Supporting women in biochemistry and those with caring responsibilities;
- Communicating EDI data metrics for the biochemical community;
- Representation and diversity at conferences, events and on editorial boards;
- Recognition and promotion of the visibility of minority scientists.
- Grant of up to £500 is available.
What they fund?
- They welcome applications from any area of science, with funding available for projects that will be completed by 31 October 2024.
- Applications are open to individuals, groups and charities from any country and irrespective of Society membership status.
- To be eligible to apply:
- The project must support and address issues relating to inclusion and diversity in science.
- This grant is open to all – you do not need to be a Biochemical Society member to apply.
- These grants are open to applicants from any country.
- The Biochemical Society will not fund:
- Multiple projects from the same lead applicant.
- Projects duplicating existing research for which new research would not add value or insight.
- Any expenses incurred before receipt of an offer letter.
- Projects where the only costs are travel and/or refreshments.
- Applications from commercial (for profit) organisations.
- Applicants will need to demonstrate:
- An understanding of issues and challenges pertaining to diversity in science.
- An awareness of channels and networks which address diversity in science, through which any achievements arising from the grant may be disseminated.
- Originality and relevance of the proposed approach in addressing issues and challenges relating to diversity in science.
- How you will evaluate the potential impact?
- Proven research capability and experience, if the grant is to be used to fund a research project.
- Evidence of additional/future funding to ensure project sustainability if catalytic funding is being sought.
For more information, visit Biochemical Society.