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BSAC Funding Programme

Since 1999 the Society has awarded over £4 million from charitable reserves to support a wide range of research, travel and education grants, vacation, overseas and PhD studentships.

The BSAC grants programme is currently under review. No calls for applications will be made while this review is underway*.
*Only calls for COVID-19 research are valid at this time.


The COVID-19 funding call is to support researchers in better understanding and addressing COVID-19 outbreak. Details as follows:

Grants of up to £25,000 to support research projects. Exceptional grants in excess of £25,000 will be considered. Applications are open to all organisations and will be subject to a rapid peer review process.

The funding scope covers:

  • New projects
  • Extension of existing research projects
  • Expenditure of staff and or consumables

Applications will be subject to a rapid peer review process

Research findings will be considered for fast track open access online publication in access journal JAC-AMR.

How to apply:

  • Submit expressions of interest, in the form of a single A-4 summary  to Grants Officer by Friday 17 April.
  • Successful applicants will be invited to submit a short application by Friday 1 May
  • Awards will be announced week commencing Monday 18 May

Standard BSAC terms and conditions will apply.


If you are a virologist with research experience (and any time to spare!) we would appreciate your support in peer reviewing expressions of interest and applications received. Please contact Felicity at

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