Grants and awards

An incubator for scientific discovery, enabling global connections and funding events

Applied Microbiology International administers grants to help its members with a variety of needs including training, meeting support, career development and assistance in attending conferences. There are different eligibility criteria and closing dates for each grant scheme, so please check each grants terms and conditions for further information about how to apply.

You can view all current grants by clicking the links on this page.

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Grant applications are assessed by grants panels who are usually considering many applications at any one time. To help the process, please keep your applications as clear as possible and provide all information that is requested.

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AMI recognises the accomplishments of scientists at all stages in their careers.


International Capacity Building Fund

For Full Members to provide resources to enhance education and training of applied microbiology in developing countries.

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New Lecturer Research Grant

For newly appointed lecturers, in their first permanent academic appointment in a higher education institute, to pump-prime their microbiological research.

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Don Whitley Travel Bursary

For Student and Associate Members wishing to attend AMI events.


Small Event Sponsorship

For Associate and Full Members hosting online or in-person events in applied microbiology.

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Small Research Projects and Equipment Fund

For Associate and Full Members supervising a postgraduate research student.


Scientific Conference Abstract Scholarship

For Associate and Full Members wishing to present their work at international scientific meetings.


Global Ambassador Meeting Support Grant

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

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Registration Fees Grant

For Associate and Full Members wishing to attend a scientific meeting.


Summer Student Placement Scholarship

For undergraduate students and recent graduates to obtain hands-on experience under the supervision of Associate and Full Members.

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Basil Jarvis PhD Studentship

AMI wishes to support PhD projects that will further the science of applied microbiology and undertake ambitious and novel research with a primary focus on tackling one of the Society’s significant challenges set out in the current strategy.

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Care Support Grant

For members with home responsibilities wishing to attend applied microbiology meetings.