IUPAB Bursaries


IUPAB offers bursaries to individual early career scientists, especially from less well-developed countries as specified by the OECD, to participate in relevant congresses, meetings and workshops. Availability will usually be advertised on the congress/meeting/workshop website.

It is also possible to apply for an IUPAB Bursary to attend a relevant congress/meeting/workshop directly to IUPAB at least 6 months before the event begins, or at latest, one month before the “early bird registration” deadline for the event. It is anticipated that the outcome of the application will be available within 4 weeks.

The purpose of these bursaries is to promote the mobility of biophysicists and to promote the best Science in the field of biophysics. Applications are invited from young scientists from any country (except Japan, the host country).

Eligible applicants are current PhD students and Postdoctoral fellows who obtained a Ph.D. degree after the 31st of December of 2021.

The travel bursary (1,500 Euros) will pay for:

  • the registration fee directly to the conference, meeting or workshop organizers,
  • 5 nights’ accommodation,
  • conference dinner.

Any excess (to be informed to the IUPAB Executive) can be passed to the bursary winner by the organisers as a contribution to travel costs.

Download Bursary Application Form

The awarding of bursaries will be decided by IUPAB Executive which will have the final say for decisions concerning eligibility, scientific merit of the application and the level of support.

Recipients of an IUPAB Bursary are required to submit a brief report (1 page maximum) describing their achievements during the visit. The report must be received by the IUPAB Secretariat within 2 months of the end of the award. All correspondence will be carried out by email, in English.

To apply, please complete the form. Applications should be sent (compiled in a single pdf) to the IUPAB Secretary General, Prof. Ronald Clarke, (ronald.clarke@sydney.edu.au). Please make sure all sections of the form are completed.