Grants & Prizes

Providing funding to benefit the field of microbiology

The Microbiology Society is a not-for-profit organisation. Funds received though our publication subscriptions, membership and other activities are used to support microbiology and microbiologists 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.

Enquiries should be made in writing to if you would like funding for microbiology activities or conferences. 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.

The Society also awards a range of prizes in recognition of outstanding contributions and achievements in microbiology. Rules and eligibility for each prize are available on the Prize Lectures page.

  • All grants

    A list of all grants and prizes available to members of the Microbiology Society.

  • All prizes and competitions

    Learn more about the prizes and competitions that the Microbiology Society offers.

  • Prize Lectures

    Each year, the Microbiology Society awards five Prize Lectures in recognition of significant contributions to microbiology. All members are invited to nominate an outstanding microbiologist for a Microbiology Society Prize.

  • Events Grants

    The Microbiology Society offers grants to support members attending events.

  • Education & Outreach Grants and Prizes

    The Microbiology Society supports microbiology-related education and outreach activities and funds are available for members keen to run and participate in these events.

  • International Grants

    The Microbiology Society provides funds to support microbiologists and develop microbiology, teaching and research in countries defined as low-income or lower-middle-income economies by the World Bank.

  • Previous grant recipients

    Previous Microbiology Society grant recipients give their testimonials.

  • Professional Development and Grants blogs

    Discover how our grants have benefited our members and more about what winning a Prize Lecture has meant to our previous winners in this series of blog posts.


  • Thinking about your career?

    On our Careers pages, you will find information and resources for microbiologists at all stages of their careers and job profiles from those in both research and non-research roles.