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Early Career Research Bursaries 

This new funding scheme provides bursaries for early career researchers to attend conferences, and take part in training (placements, visits or courses).

Applications are accepted for proposals that fulfil the following criteria:

  • Funding is for conferences or training programmes (other proposals can be submitted by ECRs through the Flexible Funding scheme)
  • Research fitting the remit of the BSI i.e. fundamental, interdisciplinary research at the boundaries between biosciences and the other physical sciences (including mathematics, computer science and engineering).

How to Apply

Please complete the application form below and return by email to There is no closing date for these bursaries. The ECR Executive Board will assess applications according to the criteria listed on the form.

BSI ECR Bursary Application Form

Further details

We ask recipients of ECR Bursaries to acknowledge the support of the BSI in reports or in any outputs produced. We also ask for a short oral or written report during the project and after it has been completed.