Registration Fees Grant

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

Part of the Applied Microbiology International's remit is to encourage microbiologists to present their work to new audiences and make new networks with their peers across the world. The purpose of the Registration Fees Grants make this possible for those members who can least afford to attend. This grant is available to all members, including those currently on maternity/paternity leave.

The grant may also be used by members wishing to attend AMI training courses, workshops, symposiums, round tables or professional development events.

Applications must be received at least four weeks prior to the event.


The maximum amount available for the grant is £400.


  • Applicants must be an existing Associate or Full Member of the Society.
  • 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.
  • Applications must be received at least 4 weeks before the event takes place.
  • Only one successful Registration Fees Grant application is permitted for events held by other organisations in a 3-year period. If the Registration Fees Grant is being applied for to attend an Applied Microbiology International event, workshop or lecture, then members are allowed one successful application per annum.

What AMI offers

  • The maximum amount available for the grant is £400 for an in-person conference/course. The grant will cover registration fees only, to enable applicants to attend a scientific event.
  • Applicants can also use this grant to attend a virtual conference/course, to cover registration fees up to £250. In these circumstances, the applicant must provide proof of registration on acceptance, and meet the standard eligibility for the grant.
  • The amount of the grant must cover at least 50% of the total cost of registration.


How we assess your application

Registration Fees Grants are allocated on a competitive basis and in relation to the funds available. 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, members are free to apply again.

Applications are assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

  • The value of the meeting to the applicant
  • The level of grant support previously received from Applied Microbiology International

Terms & Conditions

  • Payment will be made retrospectively after the event. The applicant must complete an expense claim form (available from the Society), which must be received by the Society within 6 weeks of the event, along with all relevant ORIGINAL receipts to support the claim. This should also include a copy of the attendance certificate. No payment will be made without this documentation.
  • Applied Microbiology International should be acknowledged in presentations and our logo should be visible on poster presentations.
  • The applicant must notify Applied Microbiology International of their inability to attend the event within 14 days of the start of the meeting.
  • No reimbursement will be made in the event of failure to attend, or late submission of claim form.
  • 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.
  • Successful applicants are required to send a short account (300 - 500 words) of how the grant benefitted them, what they have learned and how attending the event will benefit their future.

How to apply

  • To submit an application, please click the “Apply Now” button to complete the application form.
  • Applicants must include the event programme or link to the event website. Your application will not be considered unless this is received.
  • Applicants must clearly explain why they are applying for this grant, how it will benefit their research and any contribution they are making to the meeting.
  • Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application within six weeks of its submission.

In 2022, Applied Microbiology International ensured the following members were able to attend and participate at conferences across the globe:

Adebare Adeleke: FEMS Congress on Microbiology, Serbia

Adrian Campey: UK Bacterial Networks (BacNet22), Spain

Aidan O'Riain: Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2022, UK

Cerys Maryan: 18th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, Switzerland

Chinazom Martina Eze: 27th International ICFMH Conference (Food Micro 2022), Greece

Courtney Dane: Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2022, UK

Courtney Hawthorn: 12th International RSV Symposium, UK

Alba Pacheco Moreno: 3rd Plant Microbiome Symposium 2022, UK

Damien Gayrard: Meeting of the International Society for the Biology of Actinomycetes (ISBA), Canada

Divya Tiwari: Research Reboot of Tuberculosis on the Keystone Symposia 50th Anniversary, USA

Janet Nale: 12th Annual Oxford Bacteriophage Conference, UK

Kamaluddeen Kabir: ASM Microbe 2022, USA

Olivier Touzelet: 13th International RSV Symposium, UK

Priscilla Carrillo Barragán: FEMS Summer School for Postdocs 2022, Croatia

Sheerien Manzoor: 12th International RSV Symposium, UK

Temitope Fadipe: Genome bioinformatics: resequencing and variant calling - virtual course

Mary McCabe: 12th International RSV Symposium, UK

Natalia Zaykalove: ESVV 2022 12th International Congress for Veterinary Virology, Belgium

Precious Obioha Owuamalam: 7th Molecular Microbiology Conference, UK