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.

IUPAB Congresses

IUPAB supports up to 60 bursaries to early career scientists to attend the triennial IUPAB Congress – the next one will be held in Kyoto, Japan on the 24-28th June, 2024. 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).

More Information

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

The bursary is to be used to contribute to the costs of accommodation (4 hotel nights in double room) and registration fee.

Exceptionally, in a few very well justified cases, an additional amount could be transferred to applicants coming from less favored and overseas countries to cover part of the air ticket.

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 download and complete the form below. Applications should be sent to the IUPAB Secretary General, Prof. Ronald Clarke, (ronald.clarke@sydney.edu.au).

Download Bursary Application Form