Education & Outreach Grants and Prizes
The Microbiology Society is committed to supporting and encouraging the teaching and learning of microbiology at all levels.
We offer grants to support microbiology teaching initiatives, events and prizes to encourage excellence in the study of microbiology by undergraduate students. Funds are also available for members keen to run and participate in microbiology-related outreach activities.
Each year, we award the Microbiology Outreach Prize for an outstanding microbiology outreach initiative. The Prize may be awarded to an individual or a team. See the Microbiology Outreach Prize page for details.
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.
Members may be eligible for a Travel Grant (see below) to support the presentation of their pedagogic research at a conference in the UK or overseas.
Enquiries about these schemes should be made by email to the Grants Office or by phone (+44 (0)20 7685 2698).
Funds are available to eligible members to support their attendance at the Annual Conference or one other Society meeting per year.
Restrictions for applications from international members have now been removed and international members can apply to either the Society Conference Grants or Travel Grants. Members must review the eligibility criteria for each grant and determine which is the most suitable for their circumstances.
Funds are available to support eligible members presenting work at scientific or education meetings. Eligible members may also apply for funding to attend a short course or training event. Eligible members may also apply for funding to support registration for virtual or online events.
The Society offers a limited number of awards to enable undergraduates to work on microbiological research projects during the summer vacation. Applications must be made by the project supervisor on behalf of a named student.
The Society offers grants of up to £3,000 to support members who are planning a short (one- to three-month) research visit to another laboratory. This scheme supports innovative projects within established collaborations and the development of new collaborative initiatives.
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.