Small Grant

BMS Small Grants of up to £500 are available to BMS members to support all aspects of mycology.

DEADLINES FOR APPLICATIONS: 20 March; 20 July; 20 September and 20 December in each year.


Small Grants are available to all categories of 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 undergraduate awards or replace institutional funding for undergraduate or postgraduate research.

Applicants must have been a BMS member for a minimum of 6 months prior to applying for a Small Grant.

What is covered by the grant?

Small Grants may be used to support all aspects of mycology, such as: travel to meetings if presenting a poster or paper; fieldwork or research project; to buy books or scientific equipment; to hire meeting rooms or attend forays; to support the cost of preparing applications to the Heritage Lottery Fund for mycological projects.

Support for attendance at meetings will be considered only if the applicant is presenting a poster or paper; the application is submitted at least four months prior to the meeting; other supporting funds have actively been sought, with evidence of this provided.

Normally, only one person will be supported from any one group to attend a meeting. Applications based on hardship will be considered sympathetically and confidentially.  Retrospective application will not normally be considered.

The maximum amount awarded will be £500.

How to apply

Please download and complete an application form.  Return the form by email to

Application formPDF or Word document ​​​​​​

Deadlines for applications are: 20 March; 20 July; 20 September and 20 December in each year.