Open call for techniques workshops in 2019

The Physiological Society sponsors a range of techniques workshops to enable physiologists to develop their practical laboratory skills, whilst also gaining a theoretical understanding.

We are welcoming proposals from any Full Member or Fellow of The Society to run a techniques workshop in 2019. 

The benefits
This is a perfect opportunity to:

  • Enhance your career portfolio e.g. for HEA Fellowships
  • Share your expertise in a technique with your peers in the field
  • Raise the profile of your own research
  • Develop links with potential collaborators in other institutions

We particularly welcome proposals in the following areas, however other techniques are also welcome and will be considered:  

  • Bioinformatics for physiologists
  • Statistics for physiologists
  • Physiological modelling
  • Biomedical imaging
  • Whole animal / in vivo physiology
  • Clinical interface / translational techniques

Proposals will be reviewed using the following criteria:

  1. Clear need demonstrated
  2. Skills and expertise of workshop provider
  3. Suitability of facilities and resources outlined
  4. Opportunities for direct practical experience
  5. Potential for professional development of junior researchers
  6. Evidence of success of previous workshops, if applicable

The deadline for proposals in 2019 is Sunday 31 March 2019.

The Society is committed to fostering diversity and we encourage proposers to consider this when developing their workshop proposal. 

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Terms and Conditions:

  1. The proposal must be submitted by a Full Member or Fellow of The Physiological Society.
  2. A maximum of one proposal per Member per year is permitted.
  3. The workshop must offer training in a technique of relevance to physiologists and the proposal must explain how it supports physiology research.
  4. The proposal must include a draft programme, potential dates, a breakdown of costs and support from the host institution (see point 8). The Society would also be keen to receive information about target demographics and potential marketing opportunities although this is not essential.
  5. Funding can be used to cover venue hire, consumables, delivery costs, demonstrator fees, speaker expenses, preparation fees and catering. Attendee costs (e.g. travel, accommodation) must not be included.
  6. The proposal should include details of any resources that will be available after the event, for the benefit of the wider membership and/or public.
  7. If successful, new proposals will be allocated funding for one workshop, with the potential to apply for longer-term funding thereafter.
  8. The workshop provider’s institution must be willing to administer the grant.
  9. The workshop provider is responsible for the overall administration of their workshop. The Society will assist with marketing, and will liaise with the workshop provider on an appropriate method of data collection and evaluation.
  10. Marketing must acknowledge sponsorship by The Society, and the logo used in accordance with Society guidelines (available on request).
  11. Additional sponsorship from other organisations is encouraged and should be outlined in the proposal if already secured. If successful, the workshop provider will be asked to provide details of any sponsorship gained since their proposal was submitted.
  12. Priority for places must be given to Members of The Society.*
  13. The workshop provider must submit a report of the workshop – including attendee list, details of any new resources generated and final costings – to The Society within two months after the workshop has taken place.

*Workshop providers are advised to consider how they will incentivise attendance e.g. via a registration fee that is refundable on attendance.

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