Travel Awards for BSHG Members
As part of its role as a charitable organisation, the British
Society for Genetic Medicine will support the travel costs for
members who wish to attend International meetings and conferences.
This is subject to them meeting the assessment criteria for these
Support under this scheme is available to BSGM members who were
elected to the Society at least twelve months before the closing
date for applications, and who are in good standing with their
annual subscriptions. UK based members are not eligible for travel
awards within the UK. However members based outside the UK can be
considered for an award for a meeting within the UK including
attendance at the British Genetic Medicine Conference.
Maximum awards are currently as
follows: £250 Europe, £450 Rest of World, at the discretion of the
To be considered for an award, members must have an abstract
accepted for the meeting.
Travel awards are specially intended to support young
investigators; therefore applicants should be younger than 35 years
of age at the time of application.
The BSGM Travel Awards Panel meets four times a year, and in
making awards considers the scientific value of the applications
received, and also looks favourably on younger scientists. It
should be noted that awards made under this scheme are not intended
to cover the full cost of the proposed activity. In addition,
members may not apply for an award if they have received an award
within a three year period.
The deadlines for applications are:
- 1 January (midday)
- 1 April (midday)
- 1 July (midday)
- 1 October (midday)
The panel will prioritise and issue awards on scientific merit,
also taking into account the juniority of the applicant. A
condition of the Travel Awards is that applicants are required to
submit a brief report (350 words maximum) on the activities carried
out with the support of the Award. This should be submitted to Mrs
Dina Kotecha (firstname.lastname@example.org) within 1 month of the end of the
Please note that, although the BSGM endeavours to ensure that
travel awards are awarded to as many applicants as possible, there
will be occasions where applications are unsuccessful.
An application will generally require:
- A completed application form
- A copy of the abstract being submitted to the meeting
Travel Award forms may be obtained from the BSGM or can be downloaded
in the following formats: PDF here.
Word Doc here
Please make sure you use the latest version of the
travel awards application form, as it is subject to periodic