Travel Grant

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.

Key details
Maximum award: £750
Deadlines: 1 December, 1 March, 1 June and 1 September
Eligible membership categories: Full, Full Concessionary and Postgraduate Student Members
Minimum membership: two consecutive membership subscription payments required

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

Applications to the 1 December deadline are now open.

Please read all information on this page carefully and ensure you have read and agreed to the grants terms and conditions before submitting an application. 

Eligibility

Current paid-up Full, Full Concessionary or Postgraduate Student members who have made a minimum of two consecutive membership subscription payments and who have not received a grant from this scheme in the previous calendar year.

Applications for support to attend Society meetings will not be considered from members who are eligible to apply for a Society Conference Grant. Such eligible members should apply for support from that scheme.

What is covered by the grant?

Eligible members may apply for half of the costs associated with presenting at their chosen meeting; up to £750 can be offered. This can include registration fees (with the exception of the Microbiology Society Annual Conference and Focused Meetings), travel, and accommodation and subsistence costs.

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.

Closing dates:

1 December – for events taking place in the period 1 January–31 March

1 March – for events taking place in the period 1 April–30 June

1 June – for events taking place in the period 1 July–30 September

1 September – for events taking place in the period 1 October–31 December

Early application is advised.

Award criteria 

Award decisions are made by a panel and informed by a points system based on a defined set of criteria. Please find the criteria below. 

Travel grant scoring criteria

 

Administration of awards

Applicants should expect to receive notification of the outcome of their application within one month of the closing date.

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 a grant, successful applicants should log into Mi Society, and upload evidence of the 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.