FSBI Funding Opportunities For Members
The FSBI supports research in the fields of fish biology and fisheries science through the award of a range of research grants, studentships, internships and travel scholarships.
We have schemes that are designed to support researchers at all stages of their career, from undergraduate through to post-retirement. Please click on the links below to find out more information on each of our funding schemes.
What Funding We Offer
The aim of the programme is to enable undergraduates to conduct supervised research in the UK or the Republic of Ireland lasting up to 8 weeks during the summer vacation whilst registered as a student, or during the summer immediately after completing their final year of studies.
The FSBI will provide a grant of £200 (c. €236) per week up to a maximum of £1600 (i.e. 8 weeks)
Fully funded PhD for four years; Including tuition, registration, and viva voce exam.A full stipend, that is on average £1000 more than the UKRI standard rate stipend.
Research projects may be in any field of study relevant to fish biology and to the aims of the FSBI, as listed on the inside cover page of the Journal of Fish Biology.
The FSBI offers the opportunity for its members to apply on a competitive basis for financial assistance in support of travel to conferences, including the FSBI annual symposium and associated scientific exchange visits that are consistent with the Society’s objectives.
Applicants can get up to £1500
The FSBI funds training grants each year to support members of the Society to undertake further training into any aspect of fish biology and fisheries science and/or training that will help the member develop their career goals or research.
Training grant applications are open to any member of the Society, regardless of their geographical location, but to be eligible you must be an FSBI member at the time of making a grant application.
FSBI Postdoctoral International Travelling Fellowships (PITF).
Each FSBI Fellow (PITF) can apply for up to £20,000, to include travel, subsistence and accommodation, and eligible research costs, over an approximate duration of 3 months to be undertaken within 12 months of the award.
Small Research Grants
The FSBI funds a number of small research projects each year to support members of the Society to undertake novel research into any aspect of fish biology and fisheries science that is relevant to the Society’s objectives.
Applicants can bid for up to £7,500 to support their projects.
In addition to postgraduate studentships, research and travel grants, and internships, the FSBI will consider applications for financial support of other activities or initiatives that support or promote the Society’s objectives.
Applicants can bid for up to £5000.
In 2021 the FSBI helped sponsor the award winning science documentary "Secret Life of Basking Sharks".
Grants will not be awarded for purely conservation purposes or any activity that does not promote the science of fish biology. It is open to FSBI members, teams, and organisations with an FSBI member leading the application.
This grant will provide up to £2,000 to individuals, teams and organisations to deliver outreach and engagement activities.
Wyn Wheeler Research Grants
The aim of this funding is to provide retired members of the Society with financial support for continued activity in fish biology. This grant is named in honour of one of the Society's founders, Alwyne Wheeler, who pursued his interests in fish biology – and continued to make significant impacts – long after retirement. Applicants can bid for up to £6000 to support their projects.