Sponsored Event Grants

We will provide sponsorship of up to £1,000 to assist with the organisation of events that focus on the prevention and control of healthcare-acquired infections, to be held in an academic or healthcare setting, aimed specifically at healthcare professionals.

Types of events sponsored:

  • Single lectures or small (1 day) events at an institution of higher education or a healthcare setting
  • Cross-institutional events
  • Regional events
  • Virtual online events

Priority for funding will be given to events that would not go ahead without HIS support.

The sponsorship package from the Society will include:

An agreed level of financial support (up to £1,000)
Promoting the event to members and a listing on the HIS website.

  • Where: UK and Ireland only
  • Size of each award: up to £1,000
  • Deadline: 3 months before the event
  • Who:  application must include one HIS member


Application deadline: 3 months prior to the event

Successful applicants will be advised approximately 3 weeks after submission.

Frequently asked questions

Am I eligible?

Applications are only open to HIS members. Individuals must be a HIS members before the date of application.


What type of events are eligible?

Events should be held in an academic or healthcare setting and can also take place in a virtual online format. Events should be aimed specifically at an audience of healthcare professionals. Priority for funding will be given to events that would not go ahead without HIS support.

How to apply

Please complete the application form and send it to Helen Davies, our Membership, Education and Events Manager via grants@his.org.uk

What do I need to do to receive sponsorship?

In return for financial support, the event organisers will be required to:

  • Badge the event as ‘Sponsored by the Healthcare Infection Society’ with the HIS logo included on marketing material in advance of the event,

and on the day of the event

  • Display Society materials at the event (provided in advance by the Society)
  • Send a short report for publication on the HIS website. The report should include the event aim, delegate, speaker and poster numbers, delegate feedback and include photographs.