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!
  • you must provide details of the conference and a short paragraph about why it is important for you to attend
  • and finally - we will need a short statement from your supervisor / PI to confirm your application (by separate email, and not from a personal email account)

Assuming the above requirements are met, we will enter you into the monthly draw. Your application and your PI's confirmation statement should be emailed to and we will let you know if you are successful.

  • 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!

Emily Johansson, Hello Bio travel award winnerFebuary 2017 Winner

Emily Johansson is a post-doc working in the Lab of Laurent Groc at the Interdisciplinary Institute for NeuroScience (IINS) in Bordeaux. She is researching NMDA receptor surface dynamics from a neuro-immunological perspective and the award will help to fund her trip to the Neuro-immune Axis: Reciprocal Regulation in Development, Health and Disease symposium in Stiges.

I felt very happy when I received the great news of the successful outcome of my travel grant application. I was hoping to attend the symposium in Sitges and I knew that financial support of this kind would make it happen. This will give me the opportunity to present and discuss our research project with scientists that are experts in the field which hopefully will contribute to a deeper understanding and interpretation of our results. Thank you HelloBio for supporting my research! Emily Johansson, Interdisciplinary Institute for NeuroScience, Bordeaux, France, Hello Bio travel award winner

Dominique Fernandes, Hello Bio travel award winnerJanuary 2017 Winner

Dominique Fernandes is a PhD student working in the Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, under the supervision of Ana Luísa Carvalho. She is researching the potential role of the autism-related Caspr2 protein in the regulation of glutamatergic transmission and synaptic plasticity phenomena, and the award will help to fund her trip to the Gordon Research Conference on Excitatory Synapses & Brain Function in Switzerland.

Hello Bio, thank you so much for awarding me with a travel grant to attend this year's Gordon Research Conference on Excitatory Synapses & Brain Function. Some of the best researchers in my field will be gathered in this meeting and presenting my work to them will undoubtedly bring valuable feedback on my research, as well as greatly benefiting my experience as a young investigator. Without your support, this amazing opportunity would not be possible. Thanks!! Dominique Fernandes, University of Coimbra, Portugal, Hello Bio travel award winner

 Find out more about our past winners