Grants & Prizes
We support microbiology-related education activities, and funds are available to support School and Individual Members keen to run and participate in these activities.
From a working microbiologist visiting your school, to running a microbiology activity in a school science club, to developing a new teaching or assessment methodology to communicating the results of pedagogic research at an education meeting, we have funding opportunities to help you.
Educators involved in university teaching or education of the general public, school pupils or professional groups may also be eligible for consideration for the Peter Wildy Prize Lecture. Enquires about these schemes should be made in writing to the Grants Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Society supports outreach activities focusing on microbiology, and funds are available for members keen to run and participate in these activities via our Education and Outreach Grants. The Society also awards the Microbiology Outreach Prize, for outstanding microbiology outreach initiatives. Enquiries about these schemes should be made in writing to the Grants Team.
See individual grant or prize pages for further information, including how to submit your application/ nomination.
For email submissions, please give the grant name in the subject line.
Grants of up to £1,000 are available to support relevant science teaching or promotion initiatives, or to support developments likely to lead to an improvement in the teaching of any aspect of microbiology.
The Microbiology Outreach Prize is awarded by the Microbiology Society for an outstanding outreach initiative. Nominations of individuals or teams delivering the outreach initiative are invited and will be reviewed, alongside nominations for Prize Lectures, by an appointed Prize Award Panel chaired by the General Secretary.
Awards of up to £5,000 for organising any education, outreach or public engagement work that promotes the art and science of microbiology are available to Full, Full Concessionary and Postgraduate Student Members.
The Early Career Microbiologists' (ECM) Forum Executive Committee provides small grants to contribute to the costs of events organised by eligible ECM Forum members.
This grant has now been discontinued from 1 November 2016.