International Grants

The Society's International Relations Committee provides grants of up to $2500 to promote and facilitate the organization of and attendance at biophysical meetings and courses in countries experiencing financial need. Funds are provided for workshops and meetings organized by current Society members, which are held in countries in need or in nearby countries where organizers will use the funds to help students from countries in need attend the meeting. Funds must be used to provide travel support for students and early career researchers. 

Requests for support will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Funds must be used to support meetings held in developing countries or to help students from countries in need attend the meetings
  • Frontier theme of workshop or meeting
  • Practical character of the course
  • Biophysics program organization
  • Excellence and productivity of proposed speakers
  • Number of students participating in program
  • Balance between international and local speakers
  • Matching funds
  • Facilities
  • Explanation of how the Society's support will be acknowledged

Application documents:

A letter containing information on all of the above aspects and the course program.

Applications for International Grants should be sent to:

Chair, International Relations Committee
Biophysical Society
society@biophysics.org

Applications must be submitted at least six months before the meeting/course date.

Applications are evaluated by the Biophysical Society International Relations Committee twice each year:  in February and August.