Post-graduate student members may apply for Junior Fellowships for full or partial support of working visits of at least one month to laboratories other than their own.
The aim is to encourage collaboration and interdisciplinary research, to enable students to acquire new techniques, and to make new contacts. Visits to laboratories in other countries are particularly encouraged. Any applicant must have been a member of BSPP for at least one year and be a post-graduate student (registered for a PhD or MSc by research) at the time the Fellowship award is taken up. No member may be awarded a Junior Fellowship more than once.
Junior Fellowships are intended to support (a) travel, accommodation and other personal costs that are not covered by the student’s stipend and (b) a contribution to any consumables which are essential for the applicant’s proposed research in the host laboratory.
The maximum value of an award is generally £3000 although members are encouraged to be economical.
Applications can not be submitted for both the travel fund and for a fellowship in the same year.