Care Support Grant

The purpose of the Care Support Grant is to assist members with home responsibilities wishing to attend an appropriate one day, applied microbiology scientific meeting.
Details
  • Who can apply: Full, ECS, International and Life Members

  • Maximum award: £300

  • Deadline: 4 weeks prior to the start of the event

The purpose of the Care Support Grant is to assist members with home responsibilities wishing to attend an appropriate one day, applied microbiology scientific meeting by providing up to £300 towards the cost for childcare or other dependent care whilst attending the meeting.

Applicants may apply for this grant in conjunction with the Registration Fees Grant or as a stand-alone grant to help with childcare or dependent care costs while attending meetings with an applied microbiology theme, including all SfAM events. This grant is also available to members currently on maternity/paternity leave.

Terms & conditions Terms & conditions
  1. The applicant must be a current Full, ECS, International or Life Member of the Society and have been so for a minimum of 12 months.

  2. The maximum amount available for the grant is £300. The grant will cover fees incurred for the provision of care for a dependant or the applicant whilst the applicant attends an appropriate scientific event.

  3. Any additional funding applied for or awarded must be declared to the Society and will be taken into consideration when the final claim for reimbursement is made.

  4. There is no deadline for applications for this grant. All applications will be processed upon receipt of the form by the Society office. Applications must be received by the Society 4 weeks in advance of the event.

  5. Only members wishing to attend scientific meetings with an applied microbiology theme will be considered for this award.

  6. 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.

  7. Reimbursement of expenses will be made retrospectively, by 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.

  8. All applications will be assessed by the Grants Award Panel and their decision is final.

  9. Applicants must upload an event programme along with their application.

Application form

You must be a member to apply for this grant. If you are a member, please log in and return to this page to access the application form.