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 (

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. Members who have been engaged in these activities for more than two years may be eligible to be nominated for the Microbiology Outreach Prize. Enquiries about these schemes should be made in writing to the Grants Team.

Applications should be submitted by email (,or by post to the Grants Office, Microbiology Society, Charles Darwin House, 12 Roger Street, London WC1N 2JU.

For email submissions, please give the grant name in the subject line.