Funding opportunities

The Society awards a variety of grants to support the careers of physiologists in the UK and abroad, in line with our grant making policy. These range from funding to support a visiting speaker, to cover travel costs to a scientific meeting or to organise an event to promote physiology as a discipline to the general public.


Individual support

Travel grants - to present work at a meeting, attend a workshop or visit a lab

Research grants - to support physiologists in their first permanent academic position or returning to a permanent position after a career break

International travel grants for teachers - to support the development of international teachers by funding travel to/from the UK and Republic of Ireland

Vacation studentships - for undergraduates to experience research in physiology

Outreach grants - to support an activity that promotes physiology to wider audiences

Public engagement grants - to support running a large public activity/event discussing physiology (including non-members)

Teaching grants - to support individuals that focus predominantly on higher education teaching, for educational research or resource development

Paton prize bursary - to support travel and research expenses for studying the history of physiology

The Benevolent Fund - to offer financial assistance to physiologists in financial difficulty


Seminar and meeting support

Departmental seminar scheme - to attract speakers to seminars

H3 symposium - to hold a one-day focused meeting at Hodgkin Huxley House

Special symposium - To honour Members of The Physiological Society who have made exceptional contributions to physiology and/or The Society