Student Travel Bursary
This bursary is designed to assist students in attending local AMI or AMI-sponsored scientific events, including conferences, symposia, workshops, webinars, and training courses.
Due to the popularity and competitive nature of the Student Travel Bursary, it is important to note that only a limited number of grants are available for each AMI or AMI-sponsored event. Applicants are encouraged to check if their supervisor/department has the funds to cover their costs first. This honesty helps us reserve these limited grants for those to attend who would otherwise find the cost a barrier and have greater financial need. By prioritising students with financial constraints, we aim to ensure broader and more equitable access to these key learning opportunities.
Although this grant is highly competitive, we will strive to support as many eligible students as possible within the constraints of available funds.
This grant can be used to attend the following events:
- LAM ECS Research Symposium 2024, Bristol UK
- Environmental Microbiology: Microbes as Safeguards of the Environment Workshop, Baeza Spain
- Microbial Strategies for Sustainable Soils, Las Vegas Nevada USA
- Viruses of Microbes (VOM) UK
- Viruses of Microbes (VOM) Cairns
- Molecular Microbial Ecology Group 2024
- Applicants must have current active Student, Associate or Full membership with AMI.
- Priority will be given to undergraduate, postgraduate, and PhD students who have not received an AMI grant in the 12 months preceding the event date.
- Preference given to those presenting at the event, whether it be a paper, poster, or other forms of active participation.
Grant Details and Financial Support:
- Grant Amount: Up to £200 per applicant.
- Eligible Expenses: Reasonable local travel costs, accommodation, and registration fees for the event.
- Event Type: AMI or specific AMI-sponsored scientific events.
- A completed application form.
- Costs for which funding is sought.
- A brief statement detailing the benefit of attending the event to the applicant’s academic and professional development.
- Contact details of principle investigator / organisational official / course leader.
- Relevance of the event to the applicant's field of study or research.
- Potential impact on the applicant’s academic and professional development.
- Fair distribution of funds among applicants (consideration for applicants who have not previously received an AMI grant).
- Grant recipients are required to submit a one-line quote / testimonial summarising their experience at the event along with their claim.
- AMI claim form, all relevant receipts and certificate/proof of attendance must be submitted within six weeks of the event.
- Applications must be submitted at least six weeks before the start date of the event.
- Applications will be reviewed by a panel, and decisions will be communicated to applicants within four weeks of submission.
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