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BMS Small Grants Scheme

Funds are available from the Small Grants Scheme to promote mycology in a wide variety of ways. The amount available for any one undertaking is unlikely to exceed £300 but what it can be used for is entirely up to your imagination. Mycologists, as individuals or as groups, might need help:

  • to travel to meetings

  • with fieldwork or research projects

  • to buy books or scientific equipment

  • to hire meeting rooms or sponsor field trips or forays

  • to support the cost of preparing applications to the Awards for All Lottery Fund for

mycological projects.

These Grants are open to all categories of member AND non-members of the Society. They should not be used to support travel and/or accommodation at BMS-organised scientific meetings. Awards will not be made to supplement existing postgraduate awards or replace institutional funding for undergraduate or postgraduate research.

Support for attendance at meetings will be considered only if: other supporting funds are available; the applicant is presenting a paper or poster; the application is submitted normally at least four months prior to the meeting. Normally only one person from any one research group will be supported to attend the same meeting.

Applications based on hardship will be considered sympathetically (and, of course, confidentially). The basic criterion is that the award is used to promote mycology.

Normally retrospective applications will not be considered and only one application per person will be considered in any one calendar year. Forms for application can be downloaded from the BMS website at:


and are also available by post from the General Secretary, Dr. Geoff Robson Faculty of Life Sciences, 1.800 Stopford Building, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PT

Deadlines for applications are: 20th March, 20th June, 20th September, 20th December in any year.


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