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Supporting you - supporting your research

Agonists, antagonists, antibodies, fluorescent tools…but Hello Bio is more than a catalogue of life science tools. We are a team of researchers and scientists, who genuinely want to support and promote life science research. Everything we do has this at its heart – we strive to make our range as affordable as possible, we listen to what you want, and we contribute financially where we can, to travel awards, conferences and studentships.

travel grants available from Hello BioTravel grants available now  - it’s easy and quick to apply!

We are delighted to announce that every month we award a travel grant of $500.

There are no complicated rules or terms and conditions – you just need to be a post-graduate attending a relevant conference, and be able to tell us why you think you deserve it. However, to make it fair to all, there are a few requirements:

  • you need to be a current post-graduate
  • you must provide a detailed breakdown of what the money will be used for, and what funding (if any) you have already obtained. Things we are looking for are direct travel costs, or registration fees - not your beer supply for the week!
  • and finally - after you have submitted your application, we will need a short statement from your supervisor / PI to confirm your application.


Assuming the above requirements are met, we will enter you into the monthly draw:

  • One travel award will be allocated every month.
  • A draw will be made on the first Thursday of each month – so just make sure your application is in before then.
  • Winners will be notified immediately and announced monthly.
  • If winners are presenting, we ask that you acknowledge Hello Bio's financial support on your poster, or in your communication, and send us a copy.
  • You may enter each month but to be fair to all - if you win a travel award, you will not be eligible to enter again for a period of 12 months.
  • As is usual with these sorts of things - we do reserve the right to change these terms and conditions at any time.

Good luck!

Shaunik Sharma, Hello Bio travel award winnerMarch 2018 Winner

Shaunik Sharma is a researcher working in Professor Thippeswamy’s Lab at Iowa State University. His lab research theme is disease modification in Epilepsy. His primary focus is to investigate the mechanism of development of epilepsy after a first seizure, in view of identifying new therapeutic targets to prevent the disease onset. The award will help to fund his trip to the 2018 CounterACT conference to be held in Denver, Colorado where he will present his research.

I would like to thank HelloBio for their kind support which will help me to present my research at the CounterACT conference in Denver, Colorado. CounterACT program supports basic and translational research aimed at the identification of better therapeutic medical countermeasures against chemical threat agents such as organophosphates, and facilitates their movement through the drug development and regulatory processes in collaboration with other federal departments, agencies, and other initiatives. These countermeasures aim to improve the survival and long-term prognosis for those exposed to toxic levels of these chemicals by stopping or preventing seizures. Attending this conference will not only give me a great opportunity to explore these new research areas but will also expose me to various new and innovative technologies, resources, discoveries and some outstanding ongoing work in my field. Presenting at professional conferences like CounterACT will also help me towards the growth of my academic career and as a professional, and will give me a relevant experience for careers both inside and outside of academia. Overall, this conference will expose me to the fascinating world of life science research where I will also get a chance to meet the greats in my field of research, share my ideas with them, learn from them and implement those ideas in my future work. Thank you HelloBio for this amazing opportunity and for supporting my research. Shaunik Sharma, Iowa State University, USA, Hello Bio travel award winner

 Find out more about our past winners