For Postdoctoral Research Scientists

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.

Scientific Meetings Travel Grants - limited grants to enable early-career microbiologists to present their work at scientific meetings. Application form necessary. No retrospective applications accepted. Applications accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.

President's Fund for Research Visits - grants to allow early career post-doctoral scientists, resident and employed in an EU country, to visit any other country to carry out research in a suitable laboratory in order to carry out a defined piece of research within an existing (or to develop a new) collaboration.

The visits may be of one to three month's duration. The award offers a maximum contribution of £3000 towards the cost of return travel, accommodation, subsistence and consumables in the host laboratory. An award panel made up of members of SGM Council will consider applications. Application form necessary.

Closing dates for applications: 20 March & 26 September

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: 15 February 2008

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.

Seminar Speakers Fund - makes small grants to cover the travel and other expenses of 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.

Last modified 29 November 2007


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