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 below to find out more and to apply.
BSI Immunology Awards
The BSI Immunology Awards recognise those advancing the field and enabling immunology to thrive. We invite our members and immunologists around the world to shine a spotlight on the stars shaping our future. There are nine award categories and for most, nominations can be made via self-nomination or for colleagues.
BSI Career Enhancing Grants
The BSI is proud to offer this grant scheme that provides flexible financial support for any type of career-related activity that will help you build your skillset and advance your professional development.
BSI Communication and Engagement Grant
The aims of this grant are to spark interest in and strengthen understanding of immunology to help the public make informed decisions about their health, providing an opportunity for our members to share their passion and build their skills in engagement.
BSI Regional and Affinity Groups Conference Travel Grant
The BSI will support the travel costs for eligible members who wish to attend in-person meetings hosted by our BSI Regional and Affinity Groups.
BSI Regional and Affinity Groups Carers' Grant
The BSI will provide eligible members with up to £200 to support them in attending a BSI Regional or Affinity Group conference with the aim of contributing towards additional costs of care when attending the conference.
Immunology Teaching Excellence Award
Do you know an inspiring UK-based immunology teacher? Why not nominate them and show your support?
BSI Medical Elective Grant
The BSI is offering financial support to medical students who are planning to undertake a formal immunology-related placement in a selected laboratory for their medical elective.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Activity Grant
The aim of is grant 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.
Immunology Undergraduate Prizes
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.
Connect Immune Research Lab Placement Grants
This grant from the BSI's partnership Connect Immune Research provides funding for lab placements for researchers working in autoimmunity.
BSI Conference Travel Grant
This grant provides support to members to facilitate their attendance at scientific conferences and workshops in the UK and around the world.
Prizes at Society Events
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.
IUIS Congress 2023 travel grant
This grant provides support to members to facilitate their attendance at the 18th IUIS International Congress of Immunology, Cape Town, South Africa.