Eunice Jones Postgraduate Fund

This fund aims to help BMS postgraduate student members in their research by offering financial assistance to support a range of activities including research visits to other laboratories in the UK and abroad, attendance at national and international conferences and other relevant requests. The fund was kindly created by Eunice Jones in 2013 in memory of her parents


DEADLINE:  Applications can be made at any time, but must be received by the BMS at least 3 months prior to the visit/meeting.   

Postgraduate Members participating in IMC12 can apply for a travel grant from the Eunice Jones Postgraduate Fund. 
DEADLINE for IMC12 travel grant applications is 31st May 2024



This fund is open to Postgraduate Student Members of the BMS who have held a Postgraduate Student Membership for at least 6 months prior to application.


What is covered by the grant?

Funds of up to £1,000 can be awarded to support research visits to other laboratories of up to 4 weeks; to enable attendance at a research conference if presenting a poster or giving a talk; for attendance at training workshops.

How to apply

The following information should be sent to at least 3 months prior to the visit/meeting:

  • cover letter
  • CV
  • outline of the planned activity including: how this will assist with the research; a summary of anticipated costs; an indication of any other sources of funding obtained or pending. (1 to 2 sides of A4)
  • supporting statement from the student’s supervisor

Conditions of the award

Research visits: A short report of the research visit, written by the student, is required as a condition of receiving the award. This report should be aimed at a general readership, helping to illustrate how the award supports mycological research by postgraduate students within the Society’s mission to promote fungal science. The inclusion of photographs and images from the project is encouraged. 

Conferences: the student is required to present a poster/oral contribution at the conference, which can form part of a subsequent report, along with a summary of the highlights of the conference and its benefit to the applicant. 

Details of funds awarded and reports will be published on the BMS’s digital channels (website and social media) and in the BMS Members' Newsletter. Students may be offered the opportunity to showcase their research at a future BMS-organised event.

Administration of awards

Applicants will receive notification of the outcome of their application within one month of applying. If the application is successful, the fund will be paid to the applicant or, if required, to the host institution in advance.