Global Ambassador Meeting Support Grant

This grant is designed to support the activities of our Global Ambassadors.

For Applied Microbiology International Global Ambassadors hosting satellite event meetings across global regions.

AMI offers the opportunity for its Global Ambassadors to apply, on a competitive basis, for financial support to organise an AMI branded satellite event. The Global Ambassador Meeting Support Grants aim to advance research in applied microbiology and to promote and highlight innovations and scientists across the globe.

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The AMI satellite events will expand the reach of applied microbiology to existing and new audiences, providing networking opportunities for established scientists and students. We believe that applied microbiology can solve the world’s greatest challenges and anticipate that such events will aid in accelerating new discoveries across the globe.

Global Ambassador Meeting Support Grants are available for meetings in 2023 that will take place in each of the following regions:

  • Europe (Northern Europe (including the UK), Southern Europe, Eastern Europe, Western Europe)
  • The Americas (South America, Central America, Caribbean)
  • Asia Pacific (Central & South Asia, Northeastern Asia, Southeastern Asia, and Oceania)
  • Africa & The Middle East (Middle East, Northern and Southern Africa)
  • Canada & USA

The maximum amount available for the grant is £15,000 (additional funding of £500 is available for audiences that are underserved or that typically we fail to reach, or support for mobility issues and special educational needs). Use of Applied Microbiology International's event registration and listing software is also provided.


Applicants must be an AMI Global Ambassador and the main organiser of the meeting.

  • A successful applicant cannot apply for a further Global Ambassador Meeting Support Grant during their 2-year tenure as a Global Ambassador.

What AMI offers

The maximum amount available is £15,000, however, additional funding of £500 is available for audiences that are underserved or harder to reach, or support for mobility issues and special educational needs.

  • The grant may cover reasonable speaker expenses, including national/local travel and if necessary one night’s hotel accommodation (only for speakers not delegates). Additionally, the grant may be used to contribute towards the cost of room hire, AV equipment and publicity materials.
  • Free AMI membership worth up to £80 will be offered to all speakers at the event for one year.
  • A limited amount of marketing materials can also be provided to help brand the events

How we assess your application

Global Ambassador Meeting Support Grants are allocated on a highly competitive basis. The award of this grant is at sole discretion of the Grants Award Panel. The Grants Award Panel’s decision is final, and we are not able to enter into dialogue about our evaluation process. However, Global Ambassadors are free to apply again.

Terms & Conditions

Successful applicants must ideally submit their application within 20 weeks from the proposed date of the lecture or meeting to enable a successfull period of marketing and registration process.

  • Costs will normally be paid retrospectively following verification of all original receipts by Applied Microbiology Interntional, although consideration will be given to certain deposit costs, such as those needed to secure venues and catering. The applicant must complete an expense claim form. Expenses will be paid in one instalment on production of original receipts within 12 weeks of the event. No payments will be made without this documentation.
  • Applicants must also provide a summary of the meeting, including an assessment of the impact and outcome of the meeting, of at least 500 words, within 12 weeks of the event. No payments will be made without this documentation.
  • Reimbursement of expenses will only be paid by bank transfer directly into a bank account, normally in GB pounds sterling, euro or US/Canadian/Australian dollars. Under NO circumstances will intermediary banks be used
  • Up to two representatives of Applied Microbiology International may attend and provide assistance on the day, including a member of staff and a member of the board at no additional cost to the applicant.

How to apply

To submit an application, please click the “Apply Now” button to complete the application form.

Applicants must:

  • clearly explain why they are applying for this grant and how it will benefit the applied microbiology community.
  • demonstrate how the event will highlight the latest research in applied microbiology and showcase the work of early career postdoctoral researchers, apprentices and PhD students. 
  • will be informed of the outcome of their application within six weeks of its submission.