Applications are now being accepted for the 2024 Student Chapter Events Grant. Application deadline date is December 10, 2023 at 11:59 PM USA Eastern.  Click "Apply" below to start your application.
If you've already started an application, click here to access your Nominations & Applications in order to complete the process.

The Education Committee annual mini-grant opportunity will provide BPS Student Chapters with up to $500 (reimbursable with exceptions) to help host events. The goal of the program is to motivate Student Chapters to plan ahead and remain active in their community. The number of activities/events, location, and format of the event is up to the Chapter organizers. Student Chapters are encouraged to get creative and plan events that will promote interactions between the Chapter and their community and promote biophysics and the Society.

Qualifications (Requirements)

To be eligible for consideration, Student Chapter Events Grant applicants must:

  1. Be an active member of the Society in good standing who is currently serving as a BPS Student Chapter officer for a Chapter in good standing. A Chapter in good standing means it has met all the Chapter requirements (such as quarterly check-in submissions, planning a Biophysics Week event, following Chapter bylaws, etc.).
  2. Applications are limited to one per Chapter per calendar year.

 Expenses Allowed

Grant funds can be used towards one or more events to cover expenses such as the following (copies of receipts will be required):

  • Food and beverage (excluding alcohol)
  • Event supplies (banners, signs, fliers, etc.)
  • Prizes/Giveaways/Promotional materials (prizes and giveaways over $25 must be approved by the BPS ahead of time)
  • Honorariums for speakers
  • Travel expense reimbursement for speakers
  • Venue expenses

Grants Distribution

The mini grant will provide reimbursements up to $500 USD once documentation of expenses and proof of expenses (receipts, credit card charges, etc.) are submitted to BPS. If funding is required ahead of time, additional documentation will be required. You can reach out to BPS staff for this request.

Misrepresentation: BPS reserves the right to deny funds to Student Chapter applicants who misrepresent their funding needs.