Public Engagement Grant

Society for Applied Microbiology

Grant amount: £3,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Individuals

Funding uses: Research

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.

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


  • Eligible persons are Members and non-Members of the Society. 
    • SfAM members who apply for this grant should  normally have been a Full Member of the Society for one calendar year and paid two subscription payments prior to submitting an application.
    • 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.
  • Expert public engagement specialists/science communicators are also eligible to apply 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.


  • Members should have no funding from any additional source.
  • Applicants may not apply for this grant more than once in a two year period.