Focused symposium grant application

Funding of up to £5000 is available (max three per year) for members who wish to host a one day focused meeting and benefit from the support of The Society's events team.

Deadlines for submitting applications are 31 March, 31 July and 30 November.

Funding details
Roles and responsibilities
Application form

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  • Only current Members or Affiliates of The Society may apply.
  • All applications will be judged and selected on a competitive basis by members of the Meetings Committee and selected external reviewers.
  • Our Journals may invite reviews at their discretion, but it will NOT be compulsory for organisers or speakers to agree to provide reviews.

Funding details

  • The funding is intended for new events and is not to be used to support one in an existing series.
  • You may only apply and receive one award in a five year period.
  • Funding is available to individuals only and is not intended to be used by other cognate societies or commercial organisations, although they may provide additional funding or sponsor such events.
  • Only three such grants are available each year.
  • The funding is intended to cover speaker expenses as per The Society's geographical banding.
  • These are Society owned and marketed events. Other sponsors will be termed as “in association with” or “supported by” and will not have influence over either the terms or conditions of the funding or the scientific programme.
  • A registration fee will be charged . These fees go directly to The Society and are not considered additional funding for the event.

Roles and reponsibilities

The Society will:

  • Select and book the venue, AV and additional facilities.
  • Market and promote the event to the membership.
  • Prepare and manage the budget.
  • Provide online registration services.
  • Provide advice on local accommodation.
  • Liaise with invited speakers.
  • Manage online abstract submission.
  • Collate abstracts for scientific review.
  • Conduct ethical review of abstracts.
  • Issue invoices for any additional sponsorship secured.
  • Provide a printed programme booklet.
  • Provide up to 20 poster sides (A0 portrait).
  • Prepare badges for all participants.
  • Order all refreshments.
  • Process all speaker reimbursements (to agreed budgets).
  • Provide on the day logistical and event management.
  • Provide all conference materials (pens, notepads, lanyards).

The organiser will:

  • Invite the speakers.
  • Produce the final order of abstracts.
  • Compile the final programme including timings.
  • Select oral communications (if applicable).
  • Assist with marketing and promotion.
  • Provide a final written report of event outcomes for Physiology News and the website.
  • Secure additional sponsorship, if required.

Informal enquiries may be directed to the Events Team by phone +44 (0)20 7269 5710 or email.

Organiser 2
Programme (10 speakers maximum)

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