Society Events Grant
Funds are available to support eligible members attending the Society Annual Conference or one other Society meeting per year.
Applications requesting a contribution towards registration fees to attend Society online events will be considered.
International Focused Meetings
What is covered by the grant?
Awards are intended as a contribution to the costs of registration, travel, and accommodation to attend an event.
Awards are made on the basis that funds are sought from as many avenues as are available to the applicants. Members of the Society are eligible to apply for a Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) https://fems-microbiology.org/about_fems/network-and-activities/grants/fems-meeting-attendance-grants/ (https://fems-microbiology.org/about_fems/network-and-activities/grants/fems-meeting-attendance-grants/) Meeting Attendance Grant.
If you are unable to secure a place with our creche, and you need to pay for childcare services, you, will need to provide a clear breakdown of costs. Please note that as funds are limited and the Society endeavours to support as many applicants as possible, we may not always be able to fund the full amount requested.
If your application for caring costs is successful, copies of itemised receipts will be required to process your claim.
Deadlines for Submitting applications.
- Applicant fulfils the stated eligibility criteria.
- Attendance of the event is dependent on a clear and stated benefit to the applicants’ professional development.
- Applicants who have provided a detailed breakdown of costs including cost saving measures and how other sources of funding have been sought towards costs of attending the meeting.
- If we receive more applications than we are able to fund for Annual Conference 2024, priority will be given to those presenting at the conference, early career members, and those without access to alternative funds.
Administration of awards
To claim a grant, successful applicants should log into Mi Society, and enter the award amount in the grant claim form. Claims must be made within three months of the funded event. Awards not claimed within this time will automatically be withdrawn by the Society.
Awarded funds will be paid to the applicant’s nominated account by bank transfer within one month of an award claim being made. Please note that overseas payments may take slightly longer.
Grant recipients are responsible for their own conference registration, accommodation, and travel bookings.
Enquiries about this scheme should be made by email to [email protected].