Microbiology in society award, deadline 1 April 2024
27 October 2023
Public Engagement - funding
The Microbiology Society offers up to £5,000 to support education, outreach or public engagement work that promotes the art and science of microbiology.
The Microbiology Society awards of up to £5,000 for organising any education, outreach or public engagement work that promotes the art and science of microbiology are available to Full, Full Concessionary and Postgraduate Student Members.
Projects should inspire and educate people about microbiology, and allow them to make informed decisions which recognise the importance of microbiology and its advances.
The Award is for education, outreach or public engagement projects which are expected to have a significant regional, national or international impact, and which will be delivered over a sustained period of time i.e. greater than one day.
Examples of such projects could include:
- Developing and delivering a public engagement activity over a number of days at a science/art/music festival.
- Developing an activity/resource for school students with the capacity to roll out at a national/international level.
Payments to volunteers, such as undergraduates who are giving up their free time to develop or deliver the activity, may be included in the costings in the application.
Funds may be used for the purchase of consumable materials, but not capital equipment.
Awards will be assessed by the following criteria:
- The proposed activity must be related to microbiology.
- The proposed activity must be novel in approach or build on an existing activity.
- The activity must lead to a large scale impact on a regional, national or international level.
- The proposed activity should be delivered within one year of an award being made.
- The proposed activity should be delivered over a sustained period of time i.e. greater than one day.
- The project should engage the audience in dialogue with the topic and the wider implications of microbiology in society.
- The activity should be developed for a specific audience. Details of and the rationale behind the target audience for the activity should be described in the application.
Deadline for applications is 1 April 2024.
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