Updates and Changes to FSBI Activities from COVID-19 Pandemic 2021

February 2021

1. FSBI Research Grants to Resume

The research grants are to resume as normal, with the next deadline being May 1st 2021. Find out how to apply our research grants here

2. FSBI 2021 Internships Cancelled

Regretfully, we have to cancel the 2021 round of internship applications because of the lack of flexibility and uncertainty Universities face with the ongoing Covid-19 lockdowns and associated challenges.



3. Postdoctoral Travelling Fellowships to Continue

But will require confirmation prior to release of funds that respective travel plans remain in place. The FSBI will exercise flexibility in terms of a start date.

Application Deadline 21 February 2021.


4. Travel Grants to Provide for Virtual Conference Fees

The usual grant deadlines are retained. Many conferences and symposiums, incluing our own, are now virtual. In lieu of travel to these events members can now apply for our travel grant to pay for the fees of registration to any fish or fisheries related and/or FSBI approved conferences.


5. New FSBI Training Awards to Commence

Our new grant, that provides up to £1000 towards training in FSBI approved fish and fisheries related workshops and online training courses, will commence as planned.

Application Deadline and forms to be released soon


6. FSBI PhD Studentships Continue as Normal

We will exercise flexibility in terms of disruptions caused to fieldwork and/or laboratory work, during the coronavirus-imposed restrictions. We aim to respond to issues as they emerge individually. We anticipate currently that our new cohort of PhD students will proceed to registration.



If you have any comments or concerns about the above, then do feel free to contact us.

Publication of the Journal of Fish Biology UPDATED 13/07/20:

Wiley are pleased to announce that printing of the Journal of Fish Biology has resumed and distribution of hard copies will be sent out on time to FSBI member subscribers.

All back copies have also been sent out. 

Any immediate questions please contact the Editor-in-Chief here.


We wish you well during these challenging times, and look forward to continued interactions in due course. The current circumstances are of course beyond our control, are increasingly challenging, and I thank you in the meantime for continuing to engage with the FSBI.

Please keep safe and well,

Professor Gary Carvalho, FSBI Hon President