Travel & Research Grants
The Society offers schemes to support members to communicate their science at conferences, develop collaborations and experience research in different environments.
Eligible members of the Society can apply for a Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) Meeting Attendance Grant. Please see the FEMS Grants page for details.
Enquiries about these schemes should be made in writing to the Grants Office.
Society Conference Grants
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.
Harry Smith Vacation Studentships
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.
Research Visit Grant
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.