Care Support Grant

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

AMI offers the opportunity for its members with home responsibilities, to apply on a competitive basis, for financial assistance in support of attending an appropriate, applied microbiology scientific meeting by providing towards the cost for childcare or other dependent care whilst attending the meeting.

Applicants may apply for this grant in conjunction with the Registration Fees Grant or as a stand-alone grant to help with childcare or dependent care costs while attending meetings with an applied microbiology theme, including all AMI listed events. 


The maximum individual grant is £300.


  • Applicants must be an existing member of Applied Microbiology International.
  • The applicant must have at least one full year of membership history prior to submitting their application and must not have lapsed on their membership at the time of application or date of event.

What AMI offers

  • The maximum amount available for the grant is £300, which will cover, or assist with, childcare or other dependent care whilst attending the meeting.

How we assess your application

  • Care Support Grants are allocated in relation to the funds available. The award of this bursary 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.
  • Members can apply for a Care Support Grant once a year.

Terms & Conditions

  • Any additional funding applied for or awarded must be declared to Applied Microbiology International and will be taken into consideration when the final claim for reimbursement is made.
  • There is no deadline for applications for this grant. All applications will be processed upon receipt of the form by Applied Microbiology International. Applications must be received at least 6 weeks in advance of the event.
  • Applicants must submit their claim form within 6 weeks after the event, after which no payment will be made.
  • A claim form must be submitted and supported by all relevant ORIGINAL receipts for travel costs. Electronic receipts/bookings may be emailed along with the claim form. No payment will be made without receipts.
  • Reimbursement of expenses will be made as a single bank transfer directly into an appropriate bank account, normally in GB pounds sterling, euro or US/Canadian/Australian dollars. Under NO circumstances will intermediary banks be used.
  • No reimbursement will be made in the event of failure to attend, or late submission of claim form.

How to apply

  • To submit an application, please click the “Apply Now” button to complete the application form.
  • Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application within six weeks of its submission.

In 2022, Applied Microbiology International has provided financial assistance in support of members with home responsibilities wishing to attend meetings to the following members:

Adebare Adeleke, Modibbo Adama University

Eniola Oni, Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta

Joyce Idomeh, Nigeria Maritime University