Fellow Members

Fellowships recognise the experience, commitment and contributions of distinguished Members.

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Who can apply?

  • Senior physiologist, scientist, clinician/vet in research or teaching
  • Working in a recognised academic institution, or within industry or the health care sector

You must have:

  • Been a member of The Society for 10 years continuously
  • Actively engaged in The Society and its activities, (e.g. as session chair, competition judge, theme lead, Society Rep, meeting/symposium organiser, outreach volunteer, policy contributor, Committee Member, Editorial Board member etc.)
  • Published at least 20 papers in a relevant peer-reviewed physiology or life science journal OR demonstrated leadership and innovation in physiology teaching and education

You will need to include details of a professional referee, who can confirm your status in a professional capacity.

How much does it cost?

£120 per annum membership fee

The increased fee supports the next generation of physiologists, with a portion of your subscription costs being set aside for Early Career Researcher initiatives.

What are the benefits?

  • Use of the FPhysiol designation
  • Discounted registration rates at most Society Events
  • Higher level grant funding for travel, outreach and training
  • Occasional Fellow Events
  • Free online access to The Journal of Physiology, Experimental Physiology and Physiological Reports
  • Quarterly Members’ magazine, Physiology News
  • Full voting rights at The Society’s AGM
  • 35% discount on Wiley books

How do I apply?

  • Click on Join now
  • Ensure that you have your most up to date CV and details of how you meet the requirements
  • All applications will be reviewed by the Membership & Grants Committee and any unsuccessful applicants will be notified and given the opportunity to review their supporting evidence and resubmit
  • Membership Code of Professional Conduct: All Members must abide by our Code of Conduct

How do I pay?

We accept the following payment methods:

Fees reductions and waivers

Career break and maternity leave

Members (all categories) on a career break or maternity leave are eligible for a one year waiver of the subscription fee from the date you notify us of these circumstances. If this applies to you please write to us at membership@physoc.org. You retain all your benefits of membership during this period.

Retiring or retired

If you are retiring, and have been a paying Member with voting rights for at least five years, you can apply for free retired Member status by submitting our online declaration. Retired Members can access all the usual benefits of membership and attend Society meetings at a reduced cost.

If you are a Retired Member, you can submit an application to become a Fellow; if your application is successful you will be elected to Fellow (retired) status. You will continue to access all benefits, including those specific to Fellowship, without the need to pay an annual subscription.

Tax relief

If you pay your own Society membership subscription and are a UK taxpayer, you can claim the tax back on your annual tax self-assessment under section 201 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act (1998). Further details can be found online.

Developing countries

If you are working in a developing country and find the cost of membership prohibitively high, please contact us for assistance.

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