Career Conference Grants

These grants offer Undergraduate Student Members a contribution towards the cost of travel to the Royal Society of Biology Bioscience Careers Day.

The Bioscience Careers Day is aimed primarily at undergraduates and recent graduates. To find out more about this event please see the Royal Society of Biology website.

Key Details
Maximum award: £50
Deadline: 1 September
Eligible membership categories: Undergraduate Student Members
Minimum membership: none required

Applications for the 2018 Bioscience Careers Day are now closed.

Enquiries about this scheme should be made by email to grants@microbiologysociety.org or by phone: +44(0)20 7685 2698.

Please read all information on this page carefully before submitting an application. Prospective applicants must also read and agree to the grants terms and contitions

Eligibility

Applicants must be Undergraduate Student Members who are in their penultimate or final year of study at the time of the Bioscience Careers Day, and who have not received a Career Conference Grant previously.

What is covered by the grant

Grants will contribute a maximum of £50 towards travel expenses.

Application process

Applications should be made online via Mi Society. All required supplementary material should be provided at the point of application. Full expected costs of attendance should be given in the appropriate part of the application

Grants will be awarded on a first come first served basis up to a set budget.

Award criteria 

Career Conference Grant applications are reviewed by the Society’s Professional Development team against the following criteria:

  • Applicant is an Active Undergraduate Student Member of the Society.
  • Applicant makes a clear and well-justified statement as to the benefit gained by attending the Bioscience Careers Day.
    • Applicant is aware of the programme of the day, will take advantage of the sessions on offer, and makes reference to long term plans to use information gained from attendance.

Administration of awards

Applicants will be notified of an awarded grant via email. The grant award will also be displayed on the Mi Society account under ‘Grant History’.

To claim your grant, applicants should log into Mi Society, and upload evidence of their claim (this can be receipts or invoices, and evidence of attendance) when completing the grant claim form.

Awarded funds will be paid to the applicant’s nominated account by bank transfer within one month of an award claim being made.

Applicants are responsible for their own conference registration.