Postgraduate Student Travel Prize 2017

The Society for the Study of Human Biology (SSHB) is offering financial support (£750) for postgraduate students to attend and present at international conferences. It is anticipated that a maximum of two prizes will be made in 2017.


The scheme is open to student members of the Society who have been awarded an undergraduate degree and are currently studying for a masters, doctorate, or other postgraduate degree. Applicants may be based in any organisation that undertakes research into human biology, including (but not confined to) universities, museums and NGOs. Applicants who are not members of the Society are permitted to apply for membership at the same time as they submit their application. Membership application forms can be found on the SSHB website, and will also be printed in the Annals of Human Biology from time to time.

How to apply

Guidelines can be downloaded here (PDF), and applications should be filled out using the official application form, which can be downloaded here in DOC format. Applications should  include a short abstract (250 words) along with financial details for the conference (travel, subsistence, and registration), CV, and letter of support from the supervisor. Applications will be assessed in relation to the quality of the abstract, the strength of the CV, and the relevance of the topic to the aims and scope of the SSHB. Applications that fail to adhere to the guidelines will not be considered.  All applications will be reviewed by referees appointed by the SSHB committee, none of whom can be staff at the institution at which the applicant is based. Please submit your application to the SSHB Grants and Awards Office, Dr Silvia Costa ( by 31 July 2017. 

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