The British Society for Immunology is proud to offer our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion activity grant scheme to help organisations and individuals fund activities and events that promote diversity and inclusion across the immunology community and the wider biomedical sciences.
The aim of this grant scheme is to bring together people from different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives to support innovation and research through a diversity of ideas and to solve challenges faced by the immunology community and the wider world.
These ambitious and inspiring activities aim to accelerate culture change and promote visibility with respect to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI). Over the course of the grants, these activities aim to promote a more diverse, fair and inclusive immunology community.
Projects funded in 2022
The BSI was delighted to fund the following projects in the spring 2022 round of this grant scheme:
- Dr Jonny Coates from Queen Mary University London is being funded to host a number of diversity special episodes on the Preprints in Motion podcast.
- Euncie Kiamba from MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is being funded to host an event promoting EDI awareness among the staff and students working under the Vaccines and Immunity Theme in her institute.
- Dr Laura Pallett from University College London is being funded to run a staff workshop to raise awareness of the race-related issues that occur in the workplace.
- Dr Rachel Tanner from Oxford University is being funded to host a work experience scheme titled 'Jennerating Opportunity' for Year 11 and 12 students from backgrounds that are under-represented in science, and/or who face obstacles in securing work placements.
Watch this space! A new round of this grant will open soon. Keep an eye on the grant page for more information.
If you have any questions please contact our Education & Careers Officer, Eolan Healy.