Special 40th Anniversary Travel Grant

To celebrate the 40th anniversaries of the Society and the Journal of Hospital Infection, HIS will offer a travel bursary to support a member to attend the Sixth Decennial International Conference on Healthcare-Associated Infections taking place from 26-30 March 2020, in Atlanta, USA. The conference is co-hosted by CDC and The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) https://decennial2020.org/

This international conference is held once every ten years, and is an opportunity for HIS members to continue their professional development, and learn about advances in the prevention of healthcare-associated infections from a largely international audience. 


  • Maximum size of award: £2,500
  • Eligibility: Members only
  • Deadline:  December 15 2019 (11.59pm)
  • Who: all members

Frequently asked questions

Am I eligible?

All members of the Society are eligible to apply. 

Previous recipients of a travel grant will not be eligible to re-apply for 2 years.


What costs will you fund?

This grant can be used to contribute towards accommodation, registration and economy travel. These costs must be claimed in arrears of the event and expenses must be fully supported by receipts.  All expenses must be in line with the HIS expenses policy.

It is expected that the grant holder will have business travel insurance provided their institution.

How do I apply?

Please complete the application form below and send via email to grants@his.org.uk  by 11:59 pm December 15 2019.

Your email must include: the application form and estimated costs for each expense. 

Your application must be signed to indicate acceptance of our terms and conditions, and be approved by a line manager, supervisor or Head of Department.

How do I submit my report and expenses?

If you application is successful, we will send you a report form template, the HIS logo and an expenses claim form.

Expenses must be claimed after the event has occured.  Full, detailed receipts must be included with the form.  Expenses will not be paid until a report has been received and has been acknowledged by HIS