The SRF is pleased to offer grants to cover all career stages.
A summary of our grants and scholarships can be found below. For full details, including criteria and application forms, please view the pages within this section.
New for 2020 Research Fellow Scholarship
The purpose of the SRF Scholarship Fund is to support SRF members to develop and maintain their research programmes.
The SRF now offers 3 separate Scholarship funds, an Academic Scholarship, an Early Career Researcher Scholarship and a Return to Research Scholarship.
Fertility is the joint annual conference of ACE, BFS and the SRF is the main scientific conference in the SRF’s annual calendar of events. Fertility 2021 will take place in Liverpool 6 – 9 January and the SRF wishes to encourage and support the attendance of its Members. To this end we will once again be offering SRF Bursaries which will support (i) Registration, (ii) Accommodation and (iii) Travel for SRF delegates.
This is a stand-alone bursary and so the eligibility criteria which relates to SRF travel grants only being awarded once in any two-year period does not apply. Members who have received a travel grant within the past two years may apply for a bursary to attend Fertility 2020.
Travel Grants are available to support the attendance of SRF members at non-SRF conferences and courses relevant to reproductive biology. Reflecting the rising cost of attending such meetings, the Society recently increased the maximum award available to £800 (amounts awarded will be dependent on overall cost of meeting and distance travelled). SRF travel grants are available to those who have been an SRF member for a minimum of one calendar year. Exception is given to members who have been a member for less than one year but are in the first year of their PhD.
SRF members are eligible to act as project supervisors for SRF Vacation Scholarships, which enable particularly promising students to work during the summer vacation in university departments or research institutes on projects related to reproduction and fertility in humans and other animals. Projects can be a maximum of eight weeks long, and include a stipend funded at £250 per week, plus an award of £1,000 to be paid to the host laboratory to cover the cost of consumables for the project.