Our research grants support physiologists in their first permanent academic position or if they are returning to a permanent position after a career break.
Have a look at the 2018 grant holders list to see the projects we funded last year.
Terms and conditions
- Research Grants are available to physiologists
- Returning to a permanent position after a career break OR
- Who are less than three years into their first permanent academic position (at an institution in the UK or Republic of Ireland) at the grant start time. The three years does not include any period of parental leave taken.
- Applicants must hold a PhD and be in-post before the start of the award.
- Current fellowship holders are not eligible. This does not apply to those on University-funded, tenured fellowships.
- Applicants can either be a full Member or Affiliate member of The Society, or have previously presented a talk or a poster at a Society meeting. Applications from non-members need to be sponsored by a full Member of The Society.
- Applications should be physiological in nature and should not overlap with existing funding.
- Each application will be considered by at least 2 peer reviewers identified by The Society. Please go through the marking criteria for the Research Grants Scheme review process.
- The applicant’s host institution must be willing to administer the award, and a maximum of two awards will be made to each host institute in any one funding round.
- Funds can be used to conduct pilot studies, develop a new technique or finalise a project. Animal costs, experimental consumables, and small equipment purchases (excluding PCs) are permitted. Consumables for projects undertaken by PhD, MRes or summer students are allowable.
- Funding cannot be used to support salary costs or to attend conferences.
- Successful applicants are expected to take up their funding in September 2019
- Successful applicants will be asked to submit an end of grant report and a financial audit of spending no later than three months after the end of the grant. If such a report is not submitted the holder will be deemed ineligible for any other funding from The Physiological Society. Any funds not used at the end of the grant period must be returned to The Society.
- The Physiological Society is committed to the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion, and thereby welcomes applications from individuals of all backgrounds.