Welcome to the Biosocial Society

The BioSocial Society is an international academic society which aims to foster closer collaboration between those biological and social sciences engaged in exploring human biological and social diversity. It draws its membership from a wide range of academic disciplines, particularly those engaged in ‘boundary disciplines’ at the intersection between the natural and social sciences, such as: biocultural anthropology; medical sociology; demography; social medicine; the history of science; and bioethics.


Biosocial Society Student Bursaries

The Biosocial Society provides funds to help Masters and PhD students conduct research into the natural and social sciences. 

The Small Research Grants provides funds up to a maximum of £750 for conducting fieldwork.

The upcoming deadlines for these bursaries are:

Friday 15 May 2015
Friday 16 October 2015

Please see details on how to submit an application here.


Wellcome Trust Award

The Wellcome Trust is looking to award a prize of £600 for a body of published work which makes, as a whole, a significant contribution to research in anthropology as applied to medical problems.

The next deadline for the Wellcome Medal for Anthropology as Applied to Medical Problems will be:

Sunday 30 November 2014 

You may find more information and details on how to apply here.


The Parkes Foundation Grants

The Parkes Foundation aims to promote the study of biological and social topics with an emphasis on biosocial topics. Each year, the Foundation awards up to 6-8 small grants (about £600 each), and one PhD grant (up to £3,000), to help Masters and PhD students conduct their research.

Applications for the Small Grant Funds and PhD Grant Fund may be submitted between:

Monday 1 December 2014 – Friday 9 January 2015 

Please find more information on how to apply here.

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