Research grants

The Society for the Study of Human Biology (SSHB) is offering financial grants to support research projects in human biology. It is anticipated that one award of up to £2000 will be made in 2022.

The purpose of the grant is to support original research in human biology. The research project must fall within the remit of the SSHB – 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. Retrospective applications are not permitted.

Successful applicants must submit a report on the pro forma provided on award of a grant within one month of the stated end date of the project. Those who receive a research grant are strongly encouraged to present their work at a meeting of the SSHB and to submit the results of the project they undertook to the Annals of Human Biology for publication. The submission can be in the form of a full paper or a short report and will be subject to the same editorial and review processes as other submissions.


Applications are open to all members of the Society. Full members are encouraged to apply, and applications from full and student members will be judged by the same criteria. 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 here.

How to apply

Applications include a short abstract and a summary of the proposed project. The research environment and facilities for the research should also be outlined, along with the start and end dates of the project. A brief CV of the applicant should also be uploaded on the form below (no longer than 2 pages of A4, including education, employment history, and publications).

Applications will be assessed in relation to the quality of the work submitted, and the relevance of the topic to the aims and scope of the SSHB. Applications which 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 Research Grant section of the SSHB website, by Friday, 20 May 2022. Decisions will be communicated to applicants no later than the 24 June 2022.




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  • Please summarise how you intend to use the money if this award is granted
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  • Accepted file types: doc, pdf, docx, Max. file size: 50 MB.
    Please upload only WORD or PDF files. No longer than 2 pages of A4, including education, employment history, and publications

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