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BSI Congress Carers' Grant

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The British Society for Immunology is proud to announce our Carers’ Grant for attendance at the BSI Congress 2023, taking place on 4-7 December in Belfast. 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 date: 

Applications for this grant are now closed.


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.

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. 

  • BSI members are eligible to apply for a Congress Carers’ Grant even if they have received a Regional and Affinity Group Carers’ Grant within 12 months. 

  • Applications must be submitted by no later than Monday 18 September 2023, 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 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 grants directly to your bank account.

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