Teachers working in SGM member schools are invited to apply for grants of up to £1000 to support microbiology teaching initiatives and events. All topics in microbiology will be considered but projects linked to climate change, health and food are particularly encouraged.
- Staff employed in schools that are currently paid-up Corporate School Members of the Society are eligible to apply to the scheme.
- Grants can be used to support a range of microbiology-related projects such as:
- running a school- or college-based science week activity (e.g. hands-on or programme of talks)
- supporting microbiology activities in an out-of-school science club
- buying materials and equipment outside of normal department resources to support a microbiology activity
- organising a visit to or from a working microbiologist
- a class visit to a microbiology laboratory to carry out activities
- Maximum available grant is £1000 (no more than £200 in expenses may be claimed per visiting microbiologist).
- Applicants must provide a detailed description of the proposed initiative, which it is anticipated will take place within 12 months of the grant award, full costings and evidence of any collaborations or other sponsorship.
- Applications to support practical activities should also include a safety risk assessment and evidence of insurance arrangements for activities outside school.
- All claims for payment must be supported by invoices and receipts.
- All grant awardees must write a short report of the activity (illustrated by photographs) which may be published in Microbiology Today.
- Applications should be made using the appropriate form.
- Applications should be made no less than three months before the planned activity.
There is no closing date. Applications are considered from January 1 - December 31 each year.
Email enquiries to email@example.com or call 0118 988 1807.
Applications should be sent to:
The Grants Office,