Public Engagement Grant

Society for Applied Microbiology

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Grant amount: Up to £3,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Individuals

Funding uses: Education / Outreach

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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NOTE: There is no deadline to apply for this grant but events must start at least six weeks after the application submission.

SfAM is the oldest microbiology society in the UK, serving microbiologists around the world. As the voice of applied microbiology, SfAM works to advance, for the benefit of the public, the science of microbiology in its application to the environment, human and animal health, agriculture, and industry.

Public Engagement Grant

This grant is designed to support events where aspects of microbiology are promoted to the general public and other relevant stakeholders. Events eligible for support can be very diverse, from pieces of art to popular music, or funds may be used to aid individuals to attend and exhibit at public science festivals. The main criterion is that the event/activity must in some way promote the science of microbiology.

The maximum award for this category is £3000 and is normally a one-off payment. Applicants may only apply for this grant once in any two year period.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Eligible persons are Members and non-Members of the Society.
    • Members should have no funding from any additional source.
    • SfAM members who apply for this grant should normally have been a Full Member of the Society for a minimum of 12 months, and have paid their second consecutive subscription to be eligible to apply.
    • Non-members who apply for this grant should have been working in the area of Science Communication/Public Engagement for more than one year prior to applying for this grant.
      • Proof of this should be provided on application.
      • Failure to do so will result in your application not being considered.
  • In addition, expert public engagement specialists/science communicators are also eligible to apply.
    • This is provided that satisfactory evidence is produced concerning their expertise and provided that any suggested project has an element of applied microbiology within its theme.
  • The project must clearly demonstrate how it will effectively engage the general public with applied microbiology, including comprehensive description of evaluation of the success of the project in doing so.


  • Applicants may not apply for this grant more than once in a two year period.