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BSI public engagement funding: our updated grant scheme

The British Society for Immunology is proud to announce a revamped grant scheme to support our members’ public engagement activities. We have updated our Communicating Immunology grant scheme to provide a better application process for our members and to be able to track the impact of the activities we fund more easily. This grant scheme is now called the BSI Communication & Engagement Grant and it will continue to provide financial support to help BSI members develop and deliver activities to engage with the public in all formats.

The funding can be used for any type of public engagement activity that meets the aims of the scheme to:

  • Spark interest in immunology
  • Strengthen public understanding to help people make informed decisions about their health
  • Improve trust in science and increase the impact of immunology research, demonstrating the contribution, benefit and influence on society beyond academia
  • Provide opportunities for BSI members to share their passion and build their skills and confidence in engagement and outreach

Aligned with our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, we encourage applications that are inclusive of diverse audiences including schools, families, adults and patients. Through this scheme we hope to inspire future immunologists and educate the public about careers in science as well as support proposals that develop and deliver innovative and original engagement methods.

The amount you can apply for has not changed, with applications accepted for funding up to £1,000. There will now be three deadlines throughout the year to apply: 1 October, 1 February and 1 June. Visit the BSI Communication & Engagement Grant page for details about how to apply, guidelines and marking criteria.


Visit the BSI Communication & Engagement Grant page


If you have any questions or wish to discuss details of the grant scheme, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Erika Aquino, BSI Public Engagement Manager at



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