Awards and Training

The British Phycological Society has set aside funds to support student projects, students attending the Society’s Annual Meeting and other meetings specifically concerned with algal biology, including non-award-bearing courses (for example at field centres) primarily concerned with algae.

Funds are not unlimited, so preference will be given to those presenting papers or posters at the Annual Meeting. For meeting applications, preference will also be given to those presenting posters or papers and to attendees at courses over those simply attending meetings.

In addition to awards for student activities, the British Phycological Society funds a competitive project awards programme to support hypothesis-driven projects that promote and further phycology, its applications and dissemination.

Further information about all the awards is available here:

To apply, select the appropriate form below.  Please note that all applicants should have been a member of the British Phycological Society for at least three months to be eligible to apply.

  • Bursary for attending a Meeting, or for attending Field Course or Workshop – Download
  • Application for Summer Undergraduate Research Project – Download
  • Application for a Project Award – Download


Funding from the Federation of European Microbiological Societies

BPS is an active member of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies which gives BPS members access to the FEMS funding schemes.

Two BPS members were recently awarded FEMS grants.