Environmental Biotechnology Network

Conference Travel Bursaries for ECR’s

We have a limited number of ECR* Conference Travel Bursaries, allocated competitively by call to pre-selected conferences. Applicants must have been accepted for a platform presentations – any variation on this will be notified on an event-by-event basis. Download the Guidance and Application Form for more information. [NOTE 2023: We have temporarily raised the Travel Bursary maximum level to £2,000 to reflect the rise in the cost-of-living and international flights.]

Priority will be given to applications received within 2 weeks of the conference notification date (if notification is delayed we will follow suit). In order to satisfy the bursary requirement we will be asking for a short video – suitable for upload for EBNet promotional purpose – from successful applicants. This would comprise a 5 min. talk, which we could use on the EBNet website (recorded at your convenience). This proviso would be a condition of the award. As a finite resource, these bursaries will be rationed across the lifetime of the Network so we do recommend early enquiries to avoid disappointment.

The following conferences are currently open:

*Definition of ECR/Young Professional

To be considered an Early Career Researcher, you must be an academic/postgraduate/post-doctorate in a permanent position in a UK institution. This need not be full-time. Applicants at the time of submission must have no more than three years’ full-time employment (or the full-time equivalent taking account of career breaks, part-time employment, etc.) at lecturer or equivalent level and should not exceed 10 years in active postgraduate research studies and postdoctoral research employment. 

Conferences we have previously supported: