Conference Attendance Grants

We at ASAB believe that our conferences work best when attended by members from all levels of academia. But we understand that attending conferences can be expensive, especially for early career scientists.

To encourage attendance at ASAB conferences, we award Conference Attendance Grants of up to £500. The award provides a contribution towards the cost of registration, accommodation, and meals, as well as the cost of travel to and from the conference. Conference Attendance Grants are only available for ASAB conferences.


Applicants must be ASAB members or have applied for membership. They must either be registered at the time of application for a higher degree, or be without access to other sources of funding for conference attendance (e.g. undergraduates, unwaged postdocs). Presentation of a paper at the conference is not a condition of eligibility. Priority may be given to first-time applicants and those working under the theme of the conference. ASAB does not usually fund applications from applicants based in the Americas.

Application Deadlines

Applications should be received by 1st February for the Easter meeting, 1st June for the Summer meeting, and 1st October for the Winter meeting.

Decisions will be made shortly after the closing date.

Application Format

Applicants may download the application form here and the equality and diversity monitoring form here . Applications should be saved using the file name ‘SurnameAC.docx’ and submitted to the Secretary of the Grants & Awards Committee as an email attachment. The equality and diversity monitoring form should be submitted with the file name changed to ‘SurnameED.docx’ as an attachment to the email in which the application form is submitted or to a separate email.

Successful applicants will receive their funding at the conference and should bring all receipts.