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 2021.


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. Become a member here.

How to apply

Applications include a short abstract and detailed  budget 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.

 Deadline and submission

Applications should be submitted online, on the official application form available on the Postgraduate Student Travel Prize section of the SSHB website, by Wednesday, 31 March 2021. Decisions will be communicated to applicants no later than the 31 of May 2021.



  • Include Institution's name, full address, postal code, country and a telephone contact.
  • Travel, subsistence and registration
  • Upload here evidence that your presentation has been accepted
    Accepted file types: doc, pdf, docx.
  • Please upload here the letter of support from supervisor
    Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.
  • Upload here your CV. No longer than 2 pages of A4, including education, work experience, and publications
    Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.

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