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The Microbiology Society provides up to £5,000 to support individuals or organisations for any education, outreach or public engagement work that promotes the art and science of microbiology. Open to Society members.

The Microbiology Society invites applications for its microbiology in society award. This supports individuals or organisations for any education, outreach or public engagement work that promotes the art and science of microbiology. It should inspire and educate people about microbiology, and allow them to make informed decisions which recognise the importance of microbiology and its advances.

Applications are open to full, full concessionary and postgraduate student members based in the UK or the Republic of Ireland. Eligible projects should have a significant regional, national or international impact, and be delivered over a sustained period of time.

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.

Funds can be used for the purchase of materials, but not capital equipment.

The award is worth up to £5,000.

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 18 April 2021

Full details and application