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).
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 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.
A prize will be awarded annually to the undergraduate student, in each qualifying institution, who performs best in microbiology in the second year of a Bachelor's degree.