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

Small Research Grant provides fund to a maximum of £750 for conducting fieldwork. Deadlines in 2016 are;

Monday 14th May 2018

Monday 15th October 2018

Guidelines and application forms can be downloaded from below:


Small Research Grant Funding Application Form

To apply, please send a proposal to the secretary of the Biosocial Society: secretary@biosocsoc.org


Bursary award winners

- 2016 -

Janelle Wagnild (Durham University), 'Does sedentary behaviour predict gestational diabetes risk, independently of physical activity levels?'

- 2015 -

Susan Bradley (City University, London), 'Midwives’ perspective on the practice, impact and challenges of delivering respectful obstetric care in Malawi'

Katherine French (Oxford University), 'Grassland Biodiversity, Local Knowledge and Conservation in Oxfordshire, England'

- 2014 -

Caroline Parker (Columbia University, USA), 'Making sense of disfigurement: Imagining lymphatic filariasis in endemic areas of the Dominican Republic'

Nicole Daniels (University of Cape Town, South Africa), 'Changing Society', British Sociological Association’s (BSA) Annual Conference, 23rd -25th April, 2014 at University of Leeds, UK.

Seline Meijer (University College Dublin, Ireland), “Beliefs, attitudes and behaviour in relation to farm-level tree planting and deforestation in Malawi”, The Global Environments Summer Academy 2014: Socio-ecological interactions in a dynamic world. Organized by the Global Diversity Foundation (GDF) and Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), 26 July-15 August 2014 in Bern, Switzerland

- 2013 -

Yitka Graham (University of Sunderland), 'An exploration of how bariatric surgery affects patients’ lives in the first two years following surgery'

Dalia Iskandar (Durham University), ‘Adolescents as malaria health promotion actors in Bararaza: a school-based education project using Photovoice.’

Laura Montesi (University of Kent), ‘Making sense of diabetes among the indigenous Huave people of San Dionisio del Mar, Oax., Mexico’, "The Indigenous Peoples of Latin America, 19th-21st Centuries. Advances, Perspectives, and Challenges," 28-31 October 2013 at the Instituto Cultural Oaxaca, Oaxaca City, Mexico.

Sian Waters (Durham University), ‘How Metaphysical Boundaries and Borderlands Affect Primate Conservation: A Case Study of Barbary macaques and Shepherds in Bouhachem Forest, Northern Morocco’, International Mammalogical Congress at Queen’s University, Belfast.

- 2012 -

Lys Stevens (University of Cambridge), ‘Ethnoprimatology of human-bonobo gestural communication and conservation practices in post-war Democratic Republic of Congo.’

Harriet Fisher (University of Bristol), ‘Exploration of the inequalities in uptake of the HPV vaccination programme’

Heidi Colleran (University College London), 'The evolution of low fertility: kin, cultural and socio-ecological influences in rural Poland', 29th Annual Human Behaviour and Evolution Society (HBES) Meeting, June 2012

- 2011 -

Nadine Levine (University of Oxford), ‘The making of metabonemics and personalized therapies: An ethnography of post-genomic health technologies.’ (her publication in SBHA is here)

Teresa Miller (University of Oxford), ‘Indigenous environmental aesthetics: an exploration of Ramkokamekra (Canela) gardening practices and biocultural diversity in Maranhao, Brazil.’

Caroline O'Connor (Durham University), 'Changing ecologies and female pubertal development', SSHB conference, December 2011