Biology Changing the World

Royal Society of Biology Strategic Plan 2019 - 2021

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The Society supports 18,000 individual members in the UK and abroad and almost 100 Member Organisations. Being a member means being part of one of the largest networks of bioscientists in the world. 

We provide grants to help our members travel, develop skills, or put on events; our careers advice and training helps biologists at all levels further their careers, and our professional registers help our members demonstrate their abilities and competence to employers.

We offer a range of networking opportunities to help facilitate the exchange of knowledge and ideas.
Our accreditation programme ensures that biology degree programmes in the UK and overseas provide bioscience graduates with the skills employers need, and through regional grants and our regional branches we support local life science events and activities.

We act as a central facilitator for a huge range of collaborative projects, events and activities involving our Member Organisations and the wider bioscience community, and offer valuable administrative support to smaller scientific societies and organisations.

Over the next three years we will improve our support for students and early-career biologists and align it closely with our professional registers, helping ensure more rapid professional development for the next generation of biologists. We will also provide broader training opportunities to support members and potential members seeking to further their careers in the life sciences. 

We aim to: 

 Related news and links 

- RSB grants homepage 

- RSB members recognised in 2019 New Year’s honours list

- Career and teaching resources from the RSB 

- 'Returners to bioscience' resources: for scientists considering or returning from a career break 


Making it work

The finance, infrastructure, and strategic partners behind our latest business plan. 

Biosciences for all

The RSB is committed to promoting inclusive, accessible and diverse participation in the life sciences. Read more about our work in this area.