HIS provides a range of funding to talented individuals in the scientific and medical community who share the Society's vision of a world in which healthcare-associated infections have been reduced to negligible levels.

The Graham Ayliffe Fellowship Award– up to £63,000

To enable trainees currently working in the field of infection prevention and control to take a one year paid leave of absence to pursue their specialist area by broadening their knowledge base and imparting that knowledge to the wider scientific community.  Click here for the application form.

  • Closing date for applications is 1 March each year

HIS Career Development Fund - up to £30,000

To support medically trained microbiologists or other healthcare professionals active in the field of infection prevention and control, who wish to enhance their knowledge and practice in the sphere of healthcare-associated infections and acquire new skills and perspectives.  Click here for the application form.

  • Closing date for applications is 1 March each year.

Major Research Grant - up to £33,000 per year

HIS is calling for applications in a specified research area.  Further details can be found on the Major Grants page.

Suitable to support a PhD studentship, MD or other research worker and related consumables/equipment.
  • Grants for longer than one year will be subject to satisfactory annual reports
  • Closing date for applications: 31 July each year

Small Research Grants

  • Suitable to support small-scale research projects, or possibly the costs associated with the visit of an overseas research fellow.
  • Small grants are normally non-recurring.
  • Closing dates for applications: 1 February and 31 July each year.

The Mike Emmerson Young Investigator Award

  • The award has been established for trainees who are medical graduates, nurses, clinical scientists or bio-medical scientists
  • The criteria for this award include scientific merit, the stage of the career of the applicant and whether the individual is likely to receive funding from other sources
  • The grants will be available for sum up to £10,000
  • Closing date for applications: 1 February each year

Travel Grants

Please note only HIS Members are eligible to apply for Travel Grants or Trainee Travel Bursaries.

  • Travel Grants are awarded at the discretion of HIS
  • They are primarily intended to enable trainees and junior members of staff to attend meetings of educational benefit
  • They are generally awarded to individuals who have abstracts accepted for oral or poster presentation
  • The size of the grant awarded will not normally exceed £750. The awards are intended to cover travel, accommodation, subsistence expenses and registration fees
  • Travel Grant applications may be submitted at any time

Application Guidance

For further information on HIS Grants and Awards, please see the following Guidance document with information on how to apply:-

HIS Grants and Awards SOP