The Biophysical Society provides grants to support the attendance and organization of biophysical courses in countries experiencing financial need and to support member-organized meetings on biophysical topics.  In addition, the Society maintains a list of grants, fellowships, and opportunities offered by third party organizations that may be of interest to members.

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
  • Diversity of proposed speaker list, including in the areas of geography, gender, and ethnicity 
  • Matching funds
  • Facilities
  • Explanation of how the Society's support will be acknowledged

Applications are now closed.

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 September.