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Early Career Researchers


Opportunities to connect with others working in different sectors in immunology such as academia, hear the latest research and start new collaborations through BSI Congress and our 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, wellbeing and more.

Significant discounts to attend BSI Congress – the UK’s top immunology conference with cutting-edge research and over 1,500 attendees – and BSI Regional & Affinity Group conferences.


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 and attending BSI Congress.

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 your research networks. 

Public engagement initiatives – you can volunteer to design and/or take part in a range of activities and events to spark interest and strengthen understanding in immunology (including through our Regional & Affinity Groups). CPD accreditation at our events such as BSI Congress.


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

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

Opportunities to get involved in various activities and events to discover different areas and career paths in immunology, such as the clinical sector


Free online access to our Clinical & Experimental Immunology journal (our other two journals, Discovery Immunology and Immunotherapy Advances are Open Access so you have full access to all the BSI published research)

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)

30% discount on all Oxford University Press books


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