New Lecturer Research Grant

This grant is normally available for newly appointed lecturers, in their first permanent academic appointment in a higher education institute, to pump-prime their microbiological research.
Details
  • Who can apply: Full or International Members in their first permanent academic appointment in a higher education institute

  • Maximum award: £10,000. You do not need to apply for the maximum amount

  • Deadline: 30 April

This grant is normally available for newly appointed lecturers, in their first permanent academic appointment in a higher education institute, to pump-prime their microbiological research. It will normally not be awarded to applicants who have already received a major research grant from other sources. Applicants should be current Full Members of SfAM and have been so for at least 2 years prior to their application. Funding of up to £10,000 is available to a successful applicant.

  • Applicants can apply for this grant within 3 years of the start date of their first appointment.

  • Applicants must have had an article accepted for publication in one of the Society for Applied Microbiology’s journals in the last 36 months (Journal of Applied Microbiology; Letters in Applied Microbiology; Environmental Microbiology; Environmental Microbiology Reports; or Microbial Biotechnology).

  • Applicants need not necessarily be in a ‘Microbiology’ lecturer post, but their research field and proposed project should be in the field of applied microbiology.

This grant is not available to research fellows or postdoctoral researchers. Applicants must enclose a CV with their application. The closing date for applications is 30 April each year.

The successful candidate will be eligible to receive one automatic waiver for Article Publication Charges (APCs) when publishing in one of the Society for Applied Microbiology’s journals.
Terms & conditions Terms & conditions
  1. The applicant must be an existing Full Member of the Society and have been so for a minimum of 24 months to be eligible to apply.

  2. Only applications from academics in their first academic appointment in a higher education institute will be considered for this award. Applicants should apply within 3 years of the start date of their appointment.

  3. This grant will not normally be awarded to applicants who have already received a major research grant (£30,000+) from other sources.

  4. Applicants must provide a CV with their application.

  5. Maximum funding available is £10,000. SfAM will not fund the full economic cost of research.

  6. SfAM should be acknowledged in any publications that arise from the research.

  7. A successful candidate will receive an APC-waiver when publishing in JAM, LAM, EMI, EMIR or MBT for one publication arising from work supported by the grant.

  8. A successful candidate will receive funds payable to their INSTITUTION ONLY. Claims for reimbursement must be made every 3–4 months and be completed within 18 months from the date of the award. Claims made after this period will NOT be paid.

  9. Claims must be supported by a breakdown of expenditure and all relevant invoices/receipts.

  10. A feature report about the funded work and the legacy potential of the research (1,000 to 1,500 words) must be provided for the Microbiologist magazine WITH the FINAL claim. No payment will be made without this documentation.

  11. The recipient must present a poster or oral presentation at an SfAM conference, meeting, symposium or workshop. Additional funding will be provided to facilitate the presentation.

  12. In any given financial year there are a restricted number of these grants available. The closing date for applications is 30 April in each year. Applicants must apply at least 8 weeks before the proposed start of any project.

  13. A successful applicant cannot re-apply to the fund.

  14. All applications will be assessed by the Grants Awards Panel and their decision is final.

Application form

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