Travel Grant Allocation

The Society actively supports our Members and the promotion of physiology through the provision of Travel Grants. Travel Grants provide financial support for members to attend scientific meetings, training workshops and to visit the laboratories of prospective collaborators. Full Members, Affiliate Members and Undergraduate Members can apply for a maximum of £700, £500 and £100 travel grants, respectively, in any 12 month period.

Due to increasing demand, and to avoid disadvantage to applications made later in the calendar year, The Society travel grant allocation will be apportioned monthly, based on previous trends in demand.

In any month where the total requested funds from eligible applications exceeds the funding available for that month, applications will be considered in competition. The following order of prioritisation will be observed in order to ensure a fair allocation of funds across our membership:

  • Priority 1. No Travel Grant in the previous 12 months for oral presentation at meeting this year
  • Priority 2. No Travel Grant in the previous 12 months, for poster presentation or workshop/lab visit this year
  • Priority 3. Travel Grant in the previous 12 months, for oral presentation at a meeting this year
  • Priority 4. Travel Grant in the previous 12 months, for poster presentation or workshop/lab visit this year

Funding will be awarded sequentially through the various levels until the available budget is reached. At this point, funding will be allocated on proportional random selection from each membership category (e.g. if 20 affiliates and 40 full members applied, for every one affiliate application selected, 2 full member applications would be selected).

If the budget is not reached in any given month, it will roll forward to the following month. Unsuccessful but eligible applicants may choose to resubmit their application, provided they are still within the deadline for their intended meeting.