Training Grant

Purpose: to support attendance at short training courses.

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to enable members to go on short training courses in the area of Genetics research, e.g. those run by Edinburgh Genomics and Wellcome Genome Campus.  In some cases, longer courses or visiting another laboratory for training may be allowed.  Eligible expenses include travel, accommodation, subsistence and tuition fees.

Criteria for Eligibility:

Only one application from any research group will be funded in any one year.

Recipients of these grants must submit a short report within two months of completion of the project that may be included in the Genetics Society newsletter.

  • A maximum of one Training grant per individual per two years will be awarded.
  • These grants are open both to those with a UK base wishing to attend training courses outwith the UK and to non-UK-based students wishing to attend a training course in the UK.  We regret that we cannot consider applications from bases outside the UK for training course attendance outside the UK.
  • When a course is available in the UK, a detailed explanation is required of why the applicant should be funded to attend a similar/the same course abroad.

How to apply:

Applications should be made online via the Genetics Society Grants application site. Once you have logged in to the mySociety membership portal, please select “Me and the GS” followed by “Grants” from the options at the top of the page, and then choose the Training Grant.
Deadlines are quarterly (5 January, 1 April, 1 July, 1 October). 

Apply for a Genetics Society Training Grant

If the applicant is a not a named investigator (PI or Co-I), then the application must be accompanied by a supporting statement from their supervisor or head of department, who must be a member of the Genetics Society, that should be uploaded via the online application form before the quarterly deadline.

The Genetics Society aims to notify the decision within one month of applications.  However, applicants are advised to submit applications at the earliest opportunity, and at least 3 months in advance of the start date of training. We regret that feedback on unsuccessful applications is not available.