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Postgraduate student travel prize

The Society for the Study of Human Biology (SSHB) is offering financial support (£1000) for postgraduate students to attend and present at international conferences. It is anticipated that two prizes will be made in 2019.


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

Applications should be on the official application form, which can be downloaded from or requested from the Grants and Awards Officer, Dr Silvia Costa. Applications include a short abstract (250 words) along with budget details for the conference (travel, subsistence, and registration), CV (no longer than 2 pages of A4, including education, work experience, and publications), and letter of support from the supervisor. Applications will be assessed in relation to the quality of the abstract, the strength of the CV, justification for resources, 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.

Deadline and submission

Applications should be submitted by email, on the official application form, as an electronic pdf to the Grants and Awards Officer, to Dr Silvia Costa by 01 April 2019

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