What does the BSI offer?
The BSI supports the work of BSI members and immunologists generally by offering a range of support in the form of grants, awards and prizes. These provide financial support, enabling individuals to further their careers, research interests, and knowledge, as well as affording them recognition amongst their peers for their contributions to immunology.
The major schemes supported by the BSI are listed below. Please follow the links to find out more.
The aim of the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion activity grants is to bring together people from different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to support innovation and research through a diversity of ideas and solve challenges faced by the immunology community and the wider world.
The aims of the BSI's Communicating Immunology grants are to stimulate interest, discussion and understanding of immunology amongst a wider audience, support formal and informal learning about immunology, target a wide range of audiences, with a particular interest in reaching new or traditionally hard to reach audiences.
This scheme is intended both to promote excellence in the study of immunology at undergraduate level, and to encourage gifted students to pursue further postgraduate study, or a career in immunology.
As part of our role as a charitable organisation, the BSI will support the travel costs for members who wish to attend meetings and congresses, both domestic and international; or, for example, those who wish to visit laboratories for specific short-term activities, such as collaborative research, or in order to learn new techniques.
The BSI is offering financial support to both medical students and postgraduate students (PhDs & MScs) who are planning to undertake a formal placement in a selected laboratory for their medical elective or for a summer placement.
Connect Immune Research is a partnership between JDRF, the MS Society, Versus Arthritis and the British Society for Immunology to bring about a joined-up approach to autoimmune research. Our lab placement grants provide financial support to undertake a formal placement at a selected laboratory to learn a new skill/technique or to carry out experiments essential to a project.
Do you know an inspiring UK based immunology teacher? Why not nominate them and show your support?
The British Society for Immunology offers a number of prizes for oral communications and poster presentations at the annual BSI Congress and at other events held by our Regional and Affinity Groups.