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BSI Congress 2021 Carers' Grant

The British Society for Immunology is proud to announce our carers’ grant for attendance at the 2021 BSI Congress from 28 November to 1 December 2021 in Edinburgh. The grant of up to £300 can be used to help cover the cost of care arrangements during Congress, for example, to look after children, or for additional care for the applicant themselves during the meeting.

    Application deadline

    The deadline for applications to this grant scheme is Monday 4 October 2021. Any applications received after this time cannot be accepted.


    The maximum amount awarded through this grant scheme is £300.


    To be eligible to apply:

    • Applicants need to be a fully paid up member of the BSI when applying for the grant
    • All applicants must to be in good standing with their annual membership subscriptions when receiving the grant
    • Applicants must register for Congress before the grant is issued

    How to apply

    Please email a completed application form and your submitted abstract to our Education & Careers Officer, Eolan Healy.

    Download application form (Word)

    Download application form (PDF)

    Terms and conditions

    • The grant must be used towards the costs associated with additional care for the applicant themselves or the people that the applicant cares for, i.e. not care that would be in place irrespective of the meeting.
    • The grant is not limited to childcare and can include a) additional care costs for any dependent of the applicant, e.g. elderly relative, b) assistance with travel, e.g. if dependent needs to accompany the applicant to Congress.
    • It should be noted that the grant is not intended to cover the full costs of care and applicants are encouraged to obtain additional funding from elsewhere. 
    • Applications must be submitted by no later than 4 October 2021, though earlier application is strongly advised. If successful, applicants will be informed as soon as possible, and they will then need to register for Congress before being issued with a grant. 
    • Applications will be processed in date order from when they are received, with a limited number of grants available and with only one application per member allowed. 
    • The grant award will be up to a maximum of £300 per applicant. 
    • Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.


    • Proof of Registration to be received before the grant is paid
    • The BSI will pay all successful awards directly to your bank account

    Please note that failure to comply with the terms and conditions may result in the Society to asking for monies awarded to be refunded and/or future applications denied.