The SRF is pleased to offer grants to cover all career stages.

SRF Grants and Scholarship Summary

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.

Academic Scholarship

The purpose of the SRF Scholarship Fund is to support SRF members to develop and maintain their research programmes.

At the SRF AGM held in January 2024, the Council proposed, and members voted in agreement, to postpone the SRF Academic Scholarships for 2024 only, and this funding be used to provide a bursary to support members to attend the Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR) Annual meeting.  This meeting is being held in Dublin, Ireland, and is a unique opportunity for SRF members, especially Early Career members to attend this meeting which is usually held in North America.   

SSR Bursary 2024 

The SRF Council are pleased to offer a Bursary Scheme to support SRF members* to attend the SSR 57 Annual Meeting – taking place this year in Europe for the first time! We are pleased to announce that SSR have agreed to allow SRF members to register for the SSR meeting in Dublin at the SSR membership rate. 

Fertility Bursary

Bursary to attend the Joint Fertility conference, this is a stand-alone bursary irrespective of the Travel Grant and can be applied for every year. Applications for the Early Bird Fertility Bursary 2024 are now closed.

Travel Grants

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 the overall cost of meeting and distance travelled). SRF travel grants are available to those who have been an SRF member for a minimum of 24 months.

Vacation Scholarships

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.