One significant benefit of membership is eligibility to apply for SSHB grants.
The SSHB has multiple grant schemes, full details can be accessed by clicking on the relevant links.
a) Undergraduate research bursary (£1200) – applied for by the prospective supervisor, with a named student. Applications now closed for 2017.
b) Postgraduate student travel prize (£750) – financial support for postgraduate students to attend and present at international conferences. Deadline 31 July 2017.
c) 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.
d) Young Investigator Award – aims to support junior investigators to present their work at SSHB events by covering reasonable expenses (registration, travel and/or accommodation). Applications closed for 2017. Deadline 1 July 2017.
2016 Postgraduate travel prize winners:
- Marios Poullas, University College London – The association of El Niño Southern Oscillation with intra- and inter- generational changes in the height and weight of people born in India.
- Laura Goodwin, Cardiff University – Immigration and continuing inequalities in maternity outcomes; exploring the midwife-woman relationship for migrant women in South Wales.
- Milly Farrell, Oxford Brookes University – The Lure of London: An osteological comparison of mid-nineteenth century populations from differing social strata in London.
- Hankook Kim, Loughborough University – An investigation into the body fatness size and shape using Healy and Tanner’s method (NHANES iii data).
Speaking about the 2016 SSHB symposium Hankook Kim said: “The SSHB 2016 symposium was fantastic especially in relation to the various presentation topics and experts from different disciplines. I plan to be at the next conference!” Follow him on Twitter at @HankookKim1
2016 Young investigator award winner:
Milly Farrell, Oxford Brookes University – The Lure of London: An osteological comparison of mid-nineteenth century populations from differing social strata in London.