Awards and Grants


  • The Society has three annual awards for outstanding contributions to mycology by young scientists, the Berkeley Award, the Microscopy Award and the Howard Eggins Award.
  • The Benefactors' Medal is awarded to individuals who have given outstanding service to the Society.
  • The John Webster Award is made in recognition of an outstanding contribution to fungal research.
  • The Tony Trinci Award is made by the BMS together with the Microbiology Society for excellence in mycological research.


  • Research Grants aim to fund fungal biology research-related activities at different levels. The  maximum grant that can be awarded is £10,000DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 31 MAY 2022
  • Undergraduate Student Vacation Bursaries are awarded annually to support short (maximum of 10 weeks) research projects during the summer vacation. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 30 APRIL 2022
  • Young members of the Society are also eligible for grants to support attendance at meetings of the Society. 
  • Applications may be made to the Society for Small Grants up to £500 to support all aspects of mycology.
  • Seminar Grants of up ot £100 are available to support members who are contributing as spearkers to UK university seminar programmes.
  • The Eunice Jones Bequest Fund was kindly created by Eunice Jones in 2013 in memory of her parents. The trust specifically aims to help BMS postgraduate student members in their research by offering financial assistance for visits to other laboratories in the UK and abroad.