Royal Society of Biology Bulletin

1st Dec 2016


Science and Technology Committee (Commons) publishes report on the implications of leaving the EU 

On 16th November the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee published a report ‘Leaving the EU: implications and opportunities for science and research’. RSB’s response to this consultation can be viewed on our website

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Opportunity and Public Engagement:

Travel Grant 2017

Are you traveling abroad to carry out fieldwork or attend a conference? Student affiliate, associate (AMRSB) and early career members at the MRSB grade can apply for one of the next ten £500 grants. Apply by 1st March 2017  full details are available on our website

International Biology Olympiad 2017 volunteering opportunity: please promote to your members

The Royal Society of Biology is seeking volunteers to help out at the International Biology Olympiad 2017. This exciting event will take place at the University of Warwick, Coventry, UK from Sunday 23rd July to Sunday 30th July 2017 and your members can help us make it successful.

This is the first time the IBO has been held in the United Kingdom and volunteers will be key to making this event a success. Volunteering will provide individuals with the opportunity to meet some of the world’s most talented young biologists, and will be a fun and memorable experience!

Please disseminate information about this, so that your members can make the most of this organisational member benefit. Further information can be found in the Volunteer Information Pack and interested individuals should complete an application form. Completed forms should be returned to us via email no later than 31st January 2017.

The Royal Society of Biology will reimburse volunteers for within-UK standard-class travel to and from the University of Warwick.

STEM for BRITAIN 2017 - please encourage members to apply

13 March 2017, Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, Westminster

RSB is proud to be a key co-sponsor of the STEM for Britain poster exhibition. This key event exists to raise the profile of Britain's early-stage researchers at Westminster by engaging Members of both Houses of Parliament with current science, engineering and mathematics research being undertaken in the UK. Prizes include £3,000, £2,000, £1,000 and the GW Mendel Medal.

Please see the STEM for Britain website for more information and to apply: the deadline for applications is Monday 5th December.

EIP-Agri grant

Find out how to apply for a grant under the European Innovation Partnership for Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability (EIP-Agri), through the Countryside Productivity Scheme.Closing date for round two is 12th December 2016.

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