Junior Fellowships

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.

  • Please write up to 500 words containing a concise description of the project for which assistance is sought, including the scientific background to the thesis work, aims and objectives, benefits for the applicant’s thesis and career, and the period of study.
  • A list of research costs with a justification of each item. In all Fellowship schemes, ineligible costs include consumables for long-term projects which will continue after the applicant has left the host institution, overheads, bench fees not directly related to the project, staff costs at the host institution and similar charges. Total research costs in excess of £100 per week will not normally be considered eligible.
  • Applicants must state what funds are available for their visit from either their home institution or the proposed host institution. Applicants who are funded by a research council or other body that regularly supports travel in connection with research collaboration must submit evidence that they have applied for sponsorship from that body. Applicants who receive support from other sources that meets their costs in part or in full are required to inform the President-Elect of the amounts as soon as possible. If a BSPP award has already been paid, then the amount in excess of the stated required sum must be returned.
  • A full curriculum vitae of the applicant
  • READ BEFORE SUBMITTING: 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.