Special symposium grants

To honour Members of The Physiological Society who have made exceptional contributions to physiology and/or The Society, the use of the facilities at Hodgkin Huxley House is available to Members to run ‘Special Symposia’.

Symposia may coincide with the retirement of the Member or may be held in memoriam. Attendance at Special Symposia must be open to Members, either free of charge or at a reduced registration fee.

Applications to use the facilities are assessed three times a year. Deadlines for submitting applications are 31 March, 31 July and 30 November.

To be considered, please send a covering letter and proposal, at least six months prior to the event, to ccarr@physoc.org. Please ensure your proposal addresses the following points:

  • Background of the Member to be honoured
  • Contribution to physiology and to The Society of the Member
  • Provisional programme (proposed speakers)
  • How the symposium furthers the charitable objectives of The Society

Applying for a Special Symposium Grant

Before making an application, please read the following information:

  • The Society will provide use of the Bernard Katz Auditorium and a number of break-out rooms (including state-of-art audio visual equipment) for no cost associated with their event
  • Applications must be made in advance of the meeting (typically by six months)
  • The date will be dependent on availability at the venue
  • No further funding will be provided by The Society
  • All symposia supported under this scheme must be organised by a Member(s) or have a Member closely involved with the planning
  • All symposia supported under this scheme should make 'concessions' available to those Society Members and Affiliates wishing to attend the event (e.g. free or reduced registration fee)
  • Applications for funding will be reviewed by the Meetings Committee, who will consider:
    • the contribution made to physiology and/or The Physiological Society by the Member to be honoured
    • the scientific content of the symposium
    • how the symposium furthers the charitable objectives of The Society
  • The Physiological Society should be recognised for its contribution as either a 'named supporter' of the event, and/or through a named 'Physiological Society Lecture'. Successful applicants will be sent The Society logo and this should be displayed appropriately
  • All Symposia supported under this scheme will be advertised on The Society's website and in its quarterly magazine, Physiology News. Successful applicants may be asked to provide a short article for the magazine

For further information, please contact ccarr@physoc.org