Membership & Grants

BSCDB Membership

May we kindly remind you to become or to remain a BSCDB MEMBER in 2022, if you have not yet done so? You can join us as a new member or renew your membership by:

  • sending a short e-mail with your full coordinates to our secretary and to our treasurer Christophe Pierreux
  • and transfer within two weeks your annual membership fee of 25 € to the BSCDB bank account BE81 3630 4266 8724 and include your name and preferably also (in the message) your affiliation.

Note that membership in 2022 is obligatory for participation in BSCDB meetings and for applying for travel grants or the 2022 PhD Excellence Award!


BSCDB Travel Grant

From now on, pre-doctoral researchers and junior post-doctoral researchers (max 2 years after obtaining the PhD degree) can apply for travel grants of at maximum 400 € (within Europe) or 500 € (outside Europe) for the purpose of attending an international meeting or course in the broad field of cell and developmental biology. In 2023, the BSCDB will award 4-6 of these travel grants.

The following application deadlines will apply:

  • 31/12/2022 for conferences between 01/01/2023 and 31/05/2023.
  • 31/05/2023 for conferences between 01/06/2023 and 31/08/2023.
  • 31/08/2023 for conferences between 01/09/2023 and 31/12/2023.

The application form can be downloaded here: BSCDB travel grant application form



The BSCDB PhD Excellence Award wants to recognize and reward a young scientist for outstanding research achievements in the fields of cell and/or developmental biology, and to encourage young scientists to make the next step in their scientific career. This award does that by supporting the mobility for a post-doctoral career to a research institute different from the PhD host University. It consists of a certificate of scientific distinction, and the accompanying funds (5,000 €) are available to provide support to the awardee who wishes to engage or is already engaged in a challenging post-doctoral project. This prize will be awarded at the occasion of the BSCDB Autumn Meeting 2022, where the winner is expected to present her/his work.

The application guidelines can be downloaded here: BSCDB PhD Excellence Award 2022.

The application deadline is 01/03/2022.