Looking for help with conference fees, training, outreach or want to do more within your subject?
There are numerous societies and professional bodies which encourage and support ECRs. Most feature reduced membership fees for students which allow you to access their multitude of bursaries, scholarships, awards, grants and events worth thousands of pounds.
Try the Royal Society of Chemistry (£20), the Royal Society of Biology (£37.50), the Biochemical Society (£24), the Microbiology Society (£30), Society for Applied Microbiology (£25), The Society for Experimental Biology (£22),The British Ecological Society (free), the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (£26), IChemE (£25), ICE (free), CIWM (free), CIWEM (free).
It is also worth looking for support from Trusts and Charities which can assist ECRs with supporting grants e.g. The Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust, see: www.stapleytrust.org/wp/about/ or the Leathersellers’ Company, see: www.leathersellers.co.uk/education/educational-awards/.
There are hints about how to proceed at www.findamasters.com/funding/guides/alternative-masters-funding.aspx .