Travel Awards

We are committed to supporting our early career researchers through the award of conference travel grants. Applications for these awards will be called for around March and September of each year, with the exact deadlines being advised by email.

There are two categories of Travel Award:

Student Travel Award – open to student members of the NZSBMB, supporting travel to any international conference. Awards are $400 for an Australian conference, and $800 for other international destinations.

Early Career Travel Award, in conjunction with the Biochemical Society (UK) – open to student members, as well as early career researchers (0-3 years post-PhD). These awards are specifically to enable attendance at Harden Conferences or Focused Meetings of the Biochemical Society (UK). Each award will consist of a travel grant from NZSBMB ($1,000), as well as free meeting registration and accommodation (funded by the Biochemical Society).

If you wish to apply for an NZSBMB Travel Award, please download and complete the application form below and then send it via email to: Please also ask your supervisor to send a letter of recommendation to the same address (letters must be received by the application deadline).

Click here for the application form

Congratulations to the winners in our September 2017 round:

  • Alexander Goikoetxea Pérez de Mendiola (University of Otago, Anatomy Department)

  • Nicole Herr (University of Auckland, School of Biological Sciences)

  • Aqfan Jamaluddin (University of Auckland, School of Biological Sciences).