Public engagement grants

Public Engagement Grants of up to £5000 are available to both Member and non-Members of The Society to promote the discussion of physiology with public audiences. 

We encourage collaborative applications, including those between expert science communicators, facilitators of public engagement, artists, musicians, thespians and our Members. Please contact the Society if you would like to be connected with a physiologist. 

The grant scheme aims to:

  • Inspire creative public engagement with physiology
  • Stimulate physiologists to share their stories, passion and expertise in innovative ways with wider audiences, particularly those that are traditionally hard to reach 
  • Increase dialogue between researchers and the public, in particular on topics such as the relevance of research to health, medicine and performance. 
  • Produce materials and resources which can be used for further public engagement and outreach work. 

Projects should:

  • Deliver a better understanding of physiology to lay audiences. 
  • Consider longevity and legacy.
  • Consider impact on both audiences and researchers.

Terms and conditions

  • Applications should be submitted by 11.59pm, Sunday 28 February 2016. 
  • Funds received through this grant scheme must only be used for the purpose outline in the application. 
  • Copies of generated material should be submitted to The Society where applicable. Physical material should be made readily available to Society Members either free or on low-cost loan or purchase for a period of at least 5 years after termination of the project. 
  • The Society must be acknowledged in all promotional material, website and at the event itself, and logo usage must be signed off by the office. 
  • Grant holder must provide regular feedback on the status of the activity/event to The Society Outreach Officer. 
  • Project should be completed within 12 months of funding unless discussed with the Outreach Officer.
  • Upon completion of the project you will be required to

Produced a detailed post-activity report detailing activities, outcomes and recommendations within 12 weeks. 

Complete a project learning and evaluation form. 

Work with the Outreach Officer to produce an e-book of resources for use by The Society’s Membership where applicable. 

Produce a poster to be displayed at meetings, on our website and featured in our magazine. 

  • Unspent funds must be returned to The Society. 
  • Proof of payments associated with this grant must be kept for a period of 3 months following the end of the grant period and, on request, provide us with such information.




If you do not comply with the terms and conditions set out here, or if the grant is not used for the purpose with which it is given, the funds will be repayable at The Society's discretion.

The Society is committed to the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion, and thereby welcomes applications from individuals of all backgrounds. Applications that consider how to involve audiences from a range of different backgrounds (particularly those that are traditionally hard-to-reach) are encouraged.