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Early career in academia

Grants
  • Access to various grants designed to support your career including several Conference Travel Grants (both for external and BSI conferences) and our Carers’ Grants for BSI Congress and BSI Regional & Affinity Group conferences
  • Flexible financial support to give your career a boost through our BSI Career Enhancing Grant which funds any career-related activity to build your skills and advance your professional development (UK-based members only)
  • Financial support to help turn your ideas to promote diversity and inclusion across immunology into reality through our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Activity Grant
  • Access to public engagement funding to increase interest and understanding of immunology through the BSI Communication & Engagement grant – a great way to build your confidence and skills!
Events
  • Significant discounts to attend BSI Congress and BSI Regional & Affinity Group conferences
  • Connect with others working in immunology and grow your network through BSI Regional & Affinity Group events including seminar series and conferences
  • Free registration and on-demand access to all BSI webinars, focusing on a range of topics including varied career paths you can take using the skills leant studying immunology, how to write a successful grant application, wellbeing and more
Careers
  • Access to the highly acclaimed BSI mentoring scheme which pairs you up with a senior immunologist in a different organisation and helps you build the right career path for you 
  • Connections to people working in immunology in different sectors, areas of research and locations in the UK by getting involved in our Regional & Affinity Groups
  • Prizes for oral and poster presentations at BSI Congress, through our ‘Bright Sparks in Immunology’ initiative, and at BSI Regional & Affinity Group events – a great way to build your presentation skills and get your research noticed
  • Public engagement skills development, including opportunities for training and volunteering in a range of activities and events to build your CV (including designing new initiatives through our Regional & Affinity Groups)
  • Opportunities to take part in policy campaigns and events to influence UK policymakers and ensure immunology is championed in Parliament
  • CPD accreditation at our events such as BSI Congress
Publications
  • Discounted publishing charges for all journals in the BSI family, 33% for our hybrid journal Clinical & Experimental Immunology and 20% for our Open Access journals Discovery Immunology and Immunotherapy Advances (you might also be able to publish your paper Open Access through Read & Publish deals from our publisher Oxford University Press)
  • Free online access to our Clinical & Experimental Immunology journal 
  • 30% discount on all Oxford University Press books, including printed textbooks, e-books and supplementary online resources 
Community
  • Being part of our community with a strong voice to represent immunology at the highest levels in policy and public debates
  • Join a BSI committee such as our Forum to help us make a difference to immunology and build your skills and CV, and vote for your representatives in our annual elections
  • Opportunities to get involved in various activities and events to discover different areas and career paths in immunology, such as the clinical sector
  • Pitch ideas for articles in our membership magazine, Immunology News, to share your experiences and interests alongside recent Society news, synopses of cutting-edge immunology research and other member features
  • Join our EDI focus groups to create a more inclusive immunology community 
  • Voting rights at our Annual General Meeting in which you can find out more about what we’re doing to support our members and have your say in our work
Communications
  • Regular updates on the BSI work through our monthly newsletters – you can hear about the latest developments and job, funding and training opportunities in the world of immunology via our eNews email, and discover events relevant to you via our events update
  • Printed copy delivered in the UK and online access around the world to our quarterly membership magazine, Immunology News, which amplifies the voice of our membership and highlights how we’re supporting our members and representing immunology on a wider stage
  • Opportunities to get involved in our work supporting our mission and vision and share your experiences and perspectives of different areas of our work