Are you looking for modest financial support for benchwork?


The Fund was endowed by a Trust (Guildford Academic Associates) co-founded by Dr Eric Reid, an Emeritus Member. The emphasis is on methodology, with a preference for cellular or bioanalytical work. Consideration will be given only to applications that are carefully compiled and scientifically convincing.



Examples of awards:


  • Feasibility studies by new staff before they apply to a major award-granting body
  • Developing a new technique
  • Checking the application of a known technique in new circumstances


How much is available?


Up to £1,250 or, if requesting vacation help, £2,000 (£1250 project costs plus £750 vacation help) is available. Any additional funding sought for the proposed work from other sources should be mentioned in the application.


Closing Dates


1 April and 1 November


Further information for applicants


If you still have questions after reading the above, please contact the Membership Manager at