Society for the Study of Human Biology

The Society for the Study of Human Biology (SSHB) is a learned society whose objectives are the general advancement and promotion of research in the biology of human populations in all its branches, including human variability and genetics, human adaptability and ecology, and human evolution. In particular, the Society holds meetings and symposia and arranges for the publication of symposia, of original research and other reports to advance its objectives. The Society for the Study of Human Biology is a full organisation member of the Royal Society of Biology – the leading professional body representing many of the learned societies and other organisations making up the diverse landscape of the biological sciences, as well as thousands of individuals.


Conferences and Meetings

Human Biology and Ancient DNA: Exploring Disease, Domestication and Movement

Oxford Brookes University, 23-24 August 2018

See details here.


Open grants and awards.

  • Postgraduate student travel prize (£750) – financial support for postgraduate students to attend and present at international conferences. 2017 deadline now passed.
  • Research grants(up to £1000) – financial grants to support research projects in human biology. It is anticipated that one award of up to £1000 will be made in 2017. Deadline 1 July 2017.
  • Young Investigator Award: provides support for junior investigators to attend and present their work at SSHB events. Deadline 1 July 2017.

Please check back for deadlines of our other awards, all dates for 2017 dates will be announced in due course. More information about all our grants and past winners can be found here.


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The official journal of the SSHB is the Annals of Human Biology

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