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All grants & prizes

The Microbiology Society is a not-for-profit organisation. Funds received though our publication subscriptions, membership and other activities are used to support microbiology in accordance with our Aims & Objectives. As such, the Society has funds at its disposal from which it makes grants to members for specific purposes.

The Society also awards a range of prizes in recognition of outstanding contributions and achievements in microbiology.

All available grants and prizes are listed below. You can select a category that you are interested in from the tabs above or use the filter to choose the category that is most applicable to you.

Please consult the full rules and check your eligibility before applying for a grant. Details and application forms may be obtained by clicking on the appropriate grant or by contacting our Grants Office. All applications should be submitted to the Grants Office unless otherwise stated.


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  1. Travel Grants

    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.

  2. Undergraduate Microbiology Prize

    A prize will be awarded annually to the undergraduate student, in each qualifying institution, who performs best in microbiology in the second year of a Bachelor's degree.

  3. Undergraduate Student Conference Grants

    This grant has now been discontinued from 1 November 2016.

  4. Unilever Colworth Prize Lecture (sponsored by Unilever Safety & Environmental Assurance Centre)

    The Prize, sponsored by Unilever Safety & Environmental Assurance Centre (SEAC), is awarded annually to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding contribution to translational microbiology.

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