The Society’s grants schemes aim to support the professional development of our members in many different ways. From research visits to gain key data or learn a new technique, to conference attendance to present data, we have supported the careers of many members. In this section you’ll find information about previously awarded grants and how they have benefited the professional development of the recipients.
"I'm sure [there] will be a long and fruitful collaboration between [the] two research groups."
Siobhan Hogan, PhD student, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Find out more about Siobhan's grant.
"My poster was well-received, as many people passed by to discuss my findings and were interested to know my future plans."
George Gyamfi-Brobbey, PhD student, University of Westminster
Find out more about George's grant.
"I am now confident that I am capable of not only delivering publishable data on relevant research matters, but also preparing events."
Ivan Lafayette, PhD student, University of Nottingham
Find out more about Ivan's grant.
"Gerard made a great contribution to this project... and helped the Irish beekeeping community acquire knowledge of bee viruses in Ireland."
Dr Kevin Kavanagh, Senior Lecturer, Maynooth University
"I would strongly recommend that post docs apply for a Microbiology Society vacation studentship; they are a great way to apply for independent funding, gives you student supervision experience, and thus enhances your career development."
Dr Kerstin Williams, Research Fellow, University of Surrey
Find out more about the the recipients of Harry Smith Vacation Studentships.
"Receiving this award is evidence that you can independently plan collaborative research and I am sure this contributed to my success in receiving a Wellcome Trust fellowship."
Dr Amanda Rossiter, Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow, IMI, University of Birmingham
Find out more about Amanda's grant.