Departmental Seminar Scheme grants

Applications for the 2018/19 academic year are now closed.

If your department is seeking to attract guest speakers, The Physiological Society can help. The Departmental Seminar Scheme (DSS) helps with the costs of attracting visiting speakers. By contributing to the costs of travel and accommodation, we aim to support members hosting seminars on a physiological research area.

Funding available is dependent on the number of Members and Affiliates in your organisation:

  • An institution with <12 Members is eligible for a maximum of £250
  • An institution with 12–40 Members is eligible for a maximum of £800
  • An institution with 41–70 Members is eligible for a maximum of £1050
  • An institution with >70 Members is eligible for a maximum of £1250*
* The amount awarded may differ, depending on the number of applications and available budget. 

Those institutions that fall into the smaller bracket are able to apply for an addition to their funding, to support a visit from a high profile speaker. For further details, please email Jen Brammer, Membership Engagement Manager.  

Society Reps are asked to coordinate and submit applications on behalf of their institution.

Please note, the terms and conditions of the scheme have now been updated in line The Society’s commitment to Diversity and Inclusion. Seminar speakers are now required to meet The Society’s minimum expectation of 33% female representation in all scientific meetings, and work towards a target of 50%. 

Further Information

For further information regarding this scheme, please email Jen Brammer.

The Physiological Society is committed to the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion, and thereby welcomes applications from individuals of all backgrounds.