Education & Outreach


Microbes are everywhere and affect almost all aspects of our lives. We cannot see them, but our world would not fuction without them meaning that microbiology really does matter.

The Microbiology Society is committed to supporting and encouraging the teaching and learning of microbiology at all levels as well as career progression. 

Here is how you can help make a difference:


Our resources, many of which have been created by members of the Microbiology Society (through our grants and prizes), are easily accessible and downloadable. They aim to inspire and create interest in microbes as well as support career progression at all ages.

Education & outreach grants and prizes

We offer grants to support microbiology teaching initiatives, events and prizes to encourage excellence in the study of microbiology at undergraduate level. Funds are also available for members of the Society who are keen to run and participate in microbiology-related outreach activities with a view to increasing public engagement.

Careers information - supporting interest in studying or working in the field of microbiology

We offer information on training and opportunities for microbiologists at all stages of their career, job profiles on careers in research and non-research fields. There are also resources and links to external sites which will help guide you to your career goals.