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Graduate School of Life Sciences

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Travel Grants

The Graduate School offers a number of travel grants to help with fieldworks costs and other expenses. Details of these can be found below. The University and Colleges also offer various opportunities, including a Hardship Fund. Details of University funding can be found on the University's FundCam database. Details of College funding can be found on individual College websites.

E G Fearnside Fund

The Fearnside Fund provides grants to enable members of the University working on subjects connected with organic diseases of the nervous system to travel for the purpose of study or research. Funds can be used to travel to attend conferences or other research project-related activities.

Please note the following conditions before submitting an application:-

  • Retrospective applications will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.
  • Post Doc applicants must be within three years of graduation.
  • The maximum award for successful candidates travelling in Europe will be £600.
  • The maximum award for successful candidates travelling outside of Europe will be £1000.
  • Successful applicants will only be supported by the Fearnside Fund once in any three year period.

Further information on the fund can be found on the Universities Statutes and Ordinances webpage

Deadlines for submission of applications for 2016/2017 are:

Lent term - Friday 3 March 2017

Easter term - Friday 2 June 2017

Fearnside application form


Isabelle Bouhon Fund

The principal objective of the Isabelle Bouhon Fund is to promote the education and recognition of excellent researchers who are at an early stage of their academic careers in the University in the field of Regenerative Medicine. The Managers of the Isabelle Bouhon Fund intend to provide funds annually to support travel/collaboration scholarships, particularly to present research.

To apply you must be a postgraduate student or postdoc, undertaking research in ‘The biology and therapy of tissue regeneration’.

Individual awards will be limited to £300 for travel within the UK, £500 for travel in the EU and £700 for international travel.

Click here for a link to the application form.

Application dates

13th February 2017 and 3rd October 2017

Welcome to the Graduate School of Life Sciences

We are the largest centre for research and professional training in the Life Sciences in the UK, offering a very special experience to a community of around 2000 graduate students across departments within the School of the Biological Sciences, School of Clinical Medicine and eleven University Partner Institutes in the Cambridge area.

Every year some of the world's brightest and most determined students are attracted by the opportunity to carry out research projects with renowned scientists in a vibrant, multidisciplinary environment at one of the world's most respected research-led universities.

The School co-ordinates funding opportunities within the Life Sciences for their postgraduate education, as well as ensuring students receive the highest quality supervision and training.