Grants Go Global to Benefit M+BS Researchers

7 Nov 2014

Researchers are often seen as introspective – beavering away busily in labs or on computers to come up with the next big breakthrough.

The Faculty of Medicine + Biomedical Sciences (M+BS) is empowering its researchers to change that perception by awarding them with International Travel Grants to take their research to the world.

Nine M+BS researchers from schools and research institutes from across the faculty have each been awarded $2000 toward overseas travel in the latest funding round.

M+BS Director of International, Professor Chen Chen, congratulated the grant recipients and said he was excited by the level of interest in the grant scheme in its first call.

“From attending conferences, to driving collaborations and opportunities for student exchanges, our researchers will be representing the faculty in Canada, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, France, China and the USA,” Professor Chen said.

 “We look forward to reporting on the outcomes gained by our academic travellers over the coming months and to awarding more grants for international travel.”

Recipients this year include:

M+BS International Travel grants support researchers to identify new opportunities for collaboration, strengthen existing research relationships, develop PhD and student exchange or placement opportunities, and represent the faculty at alumni or recruitment events.

The International Travel Grants have now closed for 2014 but will reopen in 2015. For more information

Media: Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Media Manager Bernadette Condren, +617 3346 5309,,