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Grants of up to £1,000 are available to support relevant science teaching or promotion initiatives, or to support developments likely to lead to an improvement in the teaching of any aspect of microbiology.

The grants are available to Full, Full Concessionary and Postgraduate Student Members of the Microbiology Society.

Deadlines are 1 April and 3 October.

Activities as part of organisation open days or UCAS days will not be eligible for funding.


Funds may be used for the purchase of consumable materials, but not capital equipment (i.e. core equipment over £5,000 in value). Funds may also be used to provide payment to a student providing short-term assistance in the development of the activity (e.g. vacation employment of an undergraduate, or exceptionally a postgraduate after expiry of studentship).

Applications are reviewed against the following criteria:

  • The project is relevant to microbiology
  • The project has clear aims that are realistically achievable in the proposed time frame
  • The activity is clearly described and technically feasible
  • The project is innovative and/or timely
  • There is clear benefit to the target audience
  • The applicant, and any support staff, has the required expertise to support the project through to successful completion
  • The evaluation methods are adequately described and appropriate
  • The project has sustainability
  • Full and reasonable costings are given

Full details and application