Diversity in Science Grants

Biochemical Society

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Grant amount: Up to £1,000

Anticipated deadline: Oct 18, 2020

Applicant type: Nonprofit Indigenous Group Individuals

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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About this funder:




The Biochemical Society works to promote the molecular biosciences; facilitating the sharing of expertise, supporting the advancement of biochemistry and molecular biology and raising awareness of their importance in addressing societal grand challenges.

We are committed to addressing the issues surrounding fostering diversity in science, through increasing awareness of this subject and promoting systems through which the surrounding issues can be effectively addressed. The Biochemical Society believes that the scientific workforce should reflect the make-up of UK society and thus include fair representation from groups which have been traditionally disadvantaged. Individuals from lower socio-economic backgrounds, certain ethnic minorities, women, and people with disabilities are all currently under-represented in education, training and employment related to science.

Diversity in Science grants

Help create and support a representative scientific community with our Diversity in Science Grants.

The Biochemical Society’s Diversity in Science Grants scheme provides grants of up to £500 to individuals, groups, charities or not-for profit organizations to support and address issues relating to diversity in science. In exceptional circumstances, at its discretion, the Society may also award up to £1,000 for individual projects.

Key details

  • You do not need to be a member of the Biochemical Society to apply.
  • The grants are open to applicants from any country.
  • As part of your application, you will need to demonstrate an understanding of the issues and challenges pertaining to diversity in science and the effectiveness of the proposal to address these issues and challenges.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • We welcome applications from any area of science.
  • Applicants will need to demonstrate:
    • An understanding of issues and challenges pertaining to diversity in science
    • An awareness of channels and networks which address diversity in science, through which any achievements arising from the grant may be disseminated.
    • Originality and relevance of the proposed approach in addressing issues and challenges relating to diversity in science.
    • How you will evaluate the potential impact.
    • Proven research capability and experience, if the grant is to be used to fund a research project.
    • A defined time period for the activity (for grants awarded in 2019 it is expected that the project will be completed by 1 September 2020).
    • Evidence of additional/future funding to ensure project sustainability if catalytic funding is being sought.


  • Potential uses for the grant include events or activities to encourage diversity in science or research into diversity within the science sector.


  • What the Biochemical Society will not fund :
    • Multiple projects from the same lead applicant.
    • Projects duplicating existing research for which new research would not add value or insight.
    • Any expenses incurred before receipt of an offer letter.
    • Projects where the only costs are travel and/or refreshments.
    • Applications from commercial (for profit) organisations.