Public Engagement Grants

HIS Public Engagement Grants

The Society will provide funds to support events where aspects of clinical microbiology, infection prevention and control, and healthcare associated infections are promoted to the public and other relevant stakeholders.  Events eligible for support can be very diverse (pieces of art to popular music) or funds may be used to aid individuals to attend and exhibit at public science festivals. The main criterion is that the event/activity must in some way promote the science of microbiology.  The maximum award for this grant is £1,000 and is normally a one-off payment in arrears.

To apply for the Public Engagement Grant please complete this form and email it to  Applications are accepted until 1 March and 1 September each year.

Two grants of up to £1000 will be available per year.

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In return for financial support, the event organisers will be required to:

  • Acknowledge the event as ‘supported by the Healthcare Infection Society’ with the HIS logo included on marketing material in advance of the event, and on the day of the event
  • Agree to display Society materials at the event (provided in advance by the Society)
  • Provide any educational resources produced to HIS, under a creative commons licence to enable disseminations and further promotion of IPC.
  • Send a short report for publication on the HIS website. The report should include the event aim, audience, attendee feedback, evaluation and include photographs.

The sponsorship package from the Society will include:

  • An agreed level of financial support (up to £1000)
  • Promoting the event to members and a listing on the HIS website

Types of events considered (but not limited to):

  • STEM or STEAM workshops
  • Attendance at an event such as the Big Bang
  • Activities to raise awareness such as during World Antibiotic Awareness Week or on Hand Hygiene day


For further information contact:

Dr Gemma Marsden       Tel: 020 7713 0273        E-mail: