Being a member of the Microbiology Society

Issue: Arboviruses and their Vectors

06 August 2019 article

Whether it’s career support for early career microbiologists, networking opportunities for those keen to step up or opportunities for established career microbiologists wanting to give something back, being a member of the Microbiology Society provides a platform.

Still studying?

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Financial support is available through our grants programme and there is career support to help identify future career paths.

  • Apply for grants to enhance your transferable skills, visit colleagues and attend conferences.
  • Access ‘How-to’ guides to help answer key career questions and connect with others through the Members’ Directory.
  • Attend special events such as the networking session before Annual Conference to meet senior society members who can share their experience.

“The early careers opportunities and access to funding are great." Francesec Coll I Cevezo

 “Membership is a great way to access FEMS benefits too." Katherine Ansbro

Early career?

Building your networks, demonstrating your capabilities, improving your skills and looking for additional career opportunities are important.

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  • Apply for a grant including conference attendance and travel grants; research visit grants and Early Career Forum member support.
  • Receive discounts on article processing charges for the Society’s journals.
  • Get more involved and develop transferable skills by becoming a Society Champion.
  • Access Federation of European Microbiology Societies’ (FEMS) grants.

We can help you raise your professional profile; develop skills and meet other microbiologists from a wide range of specialisms, countries and backgrounds.

“It’s a brilliant opportunity as a member, to present my work and get feedback." Salina Thapa

 “I particularly like the journals and the opportunities these bring." Dinesh Subedi

Established career?

Perhaps you’re looking to support early career members, to have a deeper relationship with the Society and take on an additional role or continue to build your networks and share your experience.

  • Apply for Travel Grant support and Research Visit Grants.
  • Receive discounts on article processing charges for the Society’s journals.
  • Build your network through the Members’ Directory.
  • We can help you raise your professional profile and meet other microbiologists from a wide range of specialisms, countries and backgrounds.
  • We provide opportunities to give something back and to lead, through closer involvement in Society working groups and committees, shadowing schemes and networking opportunities.
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“Membership gives access to a wide variety of disciplines." Mike Merrick

 “Membership has allowed me a deeper and more fulfilling understanding of the Society." Stephen Tuffs

Have a general interest in microbiology?

Keep in touch through our regular member e-newsletter, Microbiology Today magazine, Mi Society pages on the website, and social media via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Whatever your background, career stage, level of interest or specialism, there are opportunities as a member of the Society. We would encourage you to shape your interest, development, career and involvement as far as you would like to. Contact members@microbiologysociety.org if you would like more information

*Please be aware benefits vary by membership grade.