Travel Grants

Available for SSBP Members to attend SSBP and other conferences

What our members and conference attendees have to say about the SSBP.

Attending the SSBP 21st conference in Melbourne was extremely interesting with a wide breadth of research focussing on rare genetic syndromes being discussed. I found it to be a welcoming place to present my research, and the questions and comments from the audience have helped me develop my ideas further.


I am grateful for the SSBP for awarding me the Les and Robbie Fountain bursary as without this support I would not have been able to attend the conference.

Laura Groves

SSBP Student Bursary holder 2018

Apply for the SSBP Travel Grant

The SSBP offers travel grants of up to £500 to assist SSBP members with travel expenses. The grants are awarded in 2 rounds each year, with application deadlines of 1st June and 1st December.

Applications must be received by midday UK time on the deadline day.

Updated Eligibility Criteria - April 2024

To be eligible to apply for a travel grant, applicants must be current members of the SSBP, and must have been members for at least 1 preceding year. For full details of conditions of eligibility, please download the application form.

Please send your completed application forms by email to

* LMIC – Low or Middle Income Country, as defined according to the World Bank Classifications