Terry Hennessey Microbiology Fellowship

Background and Eligibility:
The Terry Hennessey Microbiology Fellowship offers a young investigator (normally under the age of 35) working in the field of infectious diseases, a travel grant of up to £1,500 to present a paper/poster at the annual ASM Microbe Meeting (formerly ICAAC).
This Fellowship is open to applicants on a worldwide basis. BSAC administers this award on behalf of the Terry Hennessey Microbiology Fellowship Trust. Applications are considered by the BSAC Grants Secretary & Committee.

A note about Dr Terry Hennessey:
Terry Hennessey qualified in Medicine at Oxford University where he was awarded a Doctor of Medicine for his research on antibiotic-resistant on enterobacteria (undertaken with Dr Naomi Datta at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School).
Keenly aware of the need to consider the serious threat posed by drug-resistant infections, Terry joined Imperial Chemical Industries Pharmaceuticals (now part of AstraZeneca) where he initiated a wide range of in vitro and in vivo tests needed for the discovery and development of novel antibacterial agents.
With his medical background, scientific excellence and natural authority, Terry had a wide international network. Ever a Francophile, Terry’s team included a highly professional group of chemists at ICI’s research laboratory in Reims.
Notable among Terry’s achievements at ICI was the development of chlorhexidine as ‘Corsodyl’ in dental hygiene, and the novel broad-spectrum β-lactam meropenem (originally developed by Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co. Ltd.).
BSAC would like to thank Jan Hennessey & Dr Trevor Franklin (formerly head of Bioscience at ICI) for this account of Terry’s contribution to the field of antimicrobial agents.

Maximum of £1,500, payable to the applicant upon return from the meeting.

How to Apply: 
Applicants must complete the application form on this page. The application form must not be altered in any way.

Applicants must submit information in the following order:

  • A completed application form
  • A copy of the abstract submitted to the Scientific Committee for ECCMID or ASM Microbe
  • A copy of the letter of acceptance from the Scientific Committee for ECCMID or ASM Microbe
  • A brief curriculum vitae (maximum x2 A4 sides)
  • Applicants must submit a signed copy of the BSAC Terms and Conditions form (before making an application applicants are advised to read all Terms and Conditions and Standard Operating Procedures found at: BSAC T&Cs/SOPS)
  • Documents must be submitted via the BSAC online submission system. The grant online submission system will produce a single pdf document of all information uploaded – applicants must check this pdf document to ensure all information is clear and in the order requested. Where information is not readable, or not in the correct order, applications will be returned to applicants for amendment.

Application Deadline: ASM Microbe 2018: to be announced.

BSAC does not currently offer co-funding of grants. When applying for any BSAC grant, all applicants must declare if they have sought, or if they intend to seek, any financial support outside of BSAC for the same grant. BSAC must be informed of any grants awarded outside of BSAC funding and the application withdrawn immediately.

Terms and Conditions:
This award is up to a value of £1,500. BSAC will reimburse expenses upon submission of a BSAC expenses claim form, including all original receipts and a written report following attendance at ASM Microbe (see information below). The applicant and host institute is required to read the terms and conditions before completing the relevant application form.  Applicants are required to submit a signed copy of the BSAC Terms and Conditions form, submitting this with their application form.

How to Claim:
All original receipts should be submitted with a BSAC claim form and sent to The Grants Secretary at:
The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Griffin House, 53 Regent Place, Birmingham, B1 3NJ, United Kingdom. Please obtain VAT receipts wherever possible.

Written Reports:
Sponsored applicants must submit a short written report with details of attendance to ASM Microbe to: grants@bsac.org.uk. Please use the Report Form at the top of this page. This report must include: 1) brief details of your professional background, 2) details of sessions attended, including benefits derived/contributing to your role/career; and 3) a copy of the meeting abstract. We ask that reports are written in lay terms for the benefit of Trust sponsors who are not scientifically or medically qualified.


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