For Ordinary Members

The Society has funds from which it makes grants to members for specific purposes. Please consult the full rules before applying for a grant. Details and application forms may be obtained by clicking on the appropriate link below or by contacting the SGM Grants Office. All applications should be submitted to the Grants Office unless otherwise stated.

Grants for Ordinary Members

Vacation Studentships - small awards to enable undergraduates to work on microbiological research projects for 6-8 weeks in the summer vacation before their final year. Applications must be made on behalf of named students by SGM members on the appropriate form.
Closing date for 2011 applications has now passed, date for 2012 to be annouonced.

Education Development Fund - makes small grants to members for developments likely to lead to an improvement in the teaching of any aspect of microbiology relevant to secondary or tertiary education in the UK. Grants are also available to fund relevant science promotion activities.
There is no closing date, applications (on the appropriate form) will be considered during the period: 1 Jan - 31 Dec each year.

International Development Fund - small grants to members to help microbiologists in developing countries. Applications by written submission to the Grants Office.
Closing date 23 September 2011

Watanabe Book Fund - provides funding to members permanently resident in a developing country for the purchase of microbiology books, and possibly journals, for the libraries of their institutions. Applications by written submission to the Grants Office.
Closing date 23 September 2011

Seminar Speakers Fund - makes small grants to cover the travel and other expenses for up to two speakers on microbiological topics in annual departmental seminar programmes. Applications by written submission (no form) on a first come, first served basis.

Regional Meeting Grants - provide grants of up to £2,000 to support regional microbiology meetings. Application form necessary.

SGM Joint Meetings Scheme - provide funding to hold joint meetings with other microbiology societies, both in the UK/Ireland and overseas. Application form is necessary. Allocation of funding is usually by competition but applications may be submitted throughout the year.

Last modified 28 March 2011


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