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. 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.