SICB Fellowship of Graduate Student Travel

The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology

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Grant amount: Up to US $2,000

Anticipated deadline: Oct 17, 2020

Applicant type: Graduate Student

Funding uses: Fellowship, Research

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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SICB Mission

The mission of Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology is to further research, education and public awareness in the areas of organismal, functional and evolutionary biology. Organismal biology comprises diverse fields that lead to a better understanding of whole organism function and the interface between organisms and their physical and biological environments. Comparative morphological, developmental, physiological, behavioral and biomechanical approaches examine functional diversity and integrate the study of living and physical systems.

Evolutionary and ecological approaches examine stability versus change over time, how genomes evolve, how they produce phenotypes, interact with the environment, and lead to functional diversity. SICB encourages interdisciplinary cooperative research that integrates across levels of biological organization, from molecules and cells to ecosystems, and can move beyond standard model organisms and methodologies.

SICB also encourages use of new technologies that allow researchers to improve their abilities to collect and properly analyze these new and complex data sets. SICB enhances education and scholarship at all levels, from K-12 to postgraduate. The society also works to inform the public, legislators and granting agencies of the importance of organismal biology and its potential to produce valuable new knowledge, findings, applications and tools. 

Short Version
SICB fosters research, education, public awareness and understanding of living organisms from molecules and cells to ecology and evolution. SICB encourages interdisciplinary cooperative research that integrates across scales, and new models and methodologies to enhance research and education. 

Fellowship of Graduate Student Travel

The Fellowship of Graduate Student Travel (FGST) provides student funds for travel and other expenses at distant research laboratories, museums, or field sites. The primary purpose is for travel to "distant" research sites to learn specialized techniques or to use unique equipment or collections. The Student Support Committee (SSC) expects to grant 3 fellowships of up to $2000 this year.

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


  • All funds must be expended directly in support of the proposed investigation.
  • Awards are limited to graduate students currently enrolled in degree programs 
  • Travel to field research sites and living expenses while doing field research (beyond those normally incurred at home) are considered fundable items.
  • Students may apply to ONLY ONE program, either the Fellowship for Graduate Student Travel or Grants-in-Aid of Research.

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. Awards are limited to those who are active members of SICB. Non-members must become members for the current grant year to be eligible to receive awards.


  • No part of an award may be used for the payment of indirect costs to the recipient's institution.
  • Previous recipients of any SICB award (GIAR or FGST) are not eligible.
  • The following are NOT granted support:
    • Educational programs and curriculum development,
    • Stipends for applicants or assistants,
    • Manuscript preparation and publication costs,
    • Purchase of standard equipment and supplies that should normally be available in an institutional research laboratory,
    • Travel to scientific meetings or symposia,
    • Requests for a second award.