Travel Awards for BSHG Members

As part of its role as a charitable organisation, the British Society for Genetic Medicine offers support with travel costs for members.  Further details of the scheme, together with eligibility criteria, may be found on the downloadable pdf application form. 

Applicants must be up to date with their subscriptions; must have been a member of the Society for more than one year and not have received a travel award within the last three years.

Maximum awards are currently £250 UK/European travel and £450 for intercontinental travel, at the discretion of the panel.

Preference is given to presenters of accepted abstracts at meetings, but consideration for awards may also be given for educational/laboratory visits. There are no deadlines for applications. Applications will be considered on an approximately monthly basis

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 in question 

The application form for a Travel Award  (as an Acrobat form) can be downloaded via the link at the top of this page.  Please complete it electronically, or print it out, complete it in capital letters, scan it and email it (with supporting documents) to

Please make sure you use the latest version of the travel awards application form, as it is subject to periodic updates.

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