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.
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 aims of the BSI's Communciating 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.
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.
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.
The BSI have launched an Immunology Teaching Excellence Award to recognise the outstanding teachers working in higher educations institutes across the UK.