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 of climate change | 2017 SSHB symposium12-15 September 2017, Loughborough, UK. This will be a joint meeting with the International Association of Physiological Anthropology. Abstract submission now open, deadline 30 June 2017.


Grants and research awards.

Undergraduate research bursary (£1200) deadline for applications 1 April 2017.

Please check back for deadlines of our other awards, all dates for 2017 dates will be announced in due course. More information about 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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