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Equipment Grant

For members looking to establish a laboratory and purchase vital equipment to further their research.

Equipment grants can be awarded for pieces of equipment, part pieces of larger equipment or basic lab items (excluding consumables). Equipment service or maintenance costs can be included if justified appropriately.

Up to two grants are offered per year; a member may receive one grant of this type during their career.



The next deadlines are at 11:59am BST on Wednesday 3 May 2023 and 11:59am GMT on Wednesday 8 November 2023.


up to £10,000


  • The grant is aimed at those in a first lectureship or those holding a charity fellowship and who are not in receipt of a substantial fellowship (defined as £300,000).
  • The applicant will hold a personal fellowship or be a newly appointed lecturer (or equivalent) holding a staff contract at a university or research institute, and be establishing their research group'
  • Applications are considered from Full and Early Career Members. Full Members need to have held membership for a minimum of one year and Early Career Members need to have held membership for a minimum of six months at the time of application.

How to apply

Complete the Equipment Grant application form and return it to Useful information to help you apply is available in Equipment Grant marking guidelines.

Equipment Grant application form


Marking guidelines for applicants

Template for final reports

  • Applications submitted by a recognised Higher Education Research Institute and/or Medical Institution will be considered.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Acceptance of this grant, if awarded, implies that the institution is prepared to meet the full economic costs from its own sources of funding.
  • The Society requires a 1000 word report from the applicant on the standard report template no later than 12 months after receipt of the grant. The report may be    published on the Society's website.
  • Use of Animals: Awardees are required to complete an animal studies questionnaire.
  • The applicant is to ensure that any other researchers who benefit from the grant join the Society, ensure that this is followed up and is written into the project briefing. The membership fee may be included in the grant application.
  • The successful applicants must recognise the award on their departmental website with a link to the Society website for a minimum of six months after receipt of the grant.
  • Resubmissions are not accepted.
  • Submission of an Early Career Grant and Equipment Grant application for the same project at the same deadline is not accepted.
  • Funds awarded are final and must have been used by 12 months after the date awarded.
  • Funds are awarded on the understanding that they are used for the purpose stated in the application form.  If support is obtained elsewhere or any part of the grant is unused, the balance will be refunded to the Society for Endocrinology.
  • Grants cannot be awarded retrospectively.
  • The decision of the Grants Panel is final and not subject to appeal.