Techniques workshops

Funding to run a practical techniques workshop for physiologists.

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Who can apply?

We welcome proposals from any Full Member or Fellow of The Society. We will consider proposals for one workshop in the first instance, and any longer-term proposals thereafter. We particularly welcome proposals in the following areas:

  • Bioinformatics for physiologists
  • Statistics for physiologists
  • Physiological modelling
  • Biomedical imaging
  • Whole animal / in vivo physiology
  • Clinical interface / translational techniques

The Physiological Society is committed to the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion, and thereby welcomes applications from individuals of all backgrounds.

What is available?

Funding and marketing support for holding a techniques workshop

What are the benefits?

This is a perfect opportunity to:

  • Enhance your career portfolio e.g. for HEA Fellowships
  • Share your expertise in a technique with your peers in the field
  • Raise the profile of your own research
  • Develop links with potential collaborators in other institutions

How do I apply?

Apply using the link above and read the Terms and Conditions

Proposals will be reviewed using the following criteria: (1) Clear need demonstrated; (2) Skills and expertise of workshop provider; (3) Suitability of facilities and resources outlined; (4) Opportunities for direct practical experience; (5) Potential for professional development of junior researchers; (6) Evidence of success of previous workshops, if applicable

If you have any questions, or have feedback on recent workshops, please email

Recently supported workshops

Microelectrode Techniques for Cell PhysiologyTraining in the practical application of microelectrode, patch clamp and optical techniques.
An Introduction to Molecular BiologyTraining in some of the basic yet essential techniques used in molecular biology, including techniques used in cloning, transfection and functional studies.
Cardiopulmonary exercise testing and interpretationTraining in the underpinning physiology, practical aspects and analysis of parameters from exercise tests, and the implication of these for physiological function and performance.

Attend a workshop

For details of upcoming workshops, visit the Events page. If you are a Member of The Society, you may also apply for a travel grant to support your attendance at these workshops.

  1. The proposal must be submitted by a Full Member or Fellow of The Physiological Society.
  2. A maximum of one proposal per Member per year is permitted.
  3. The workshop must offer training in a technique of relevance to physiologists and the proposal must explain how it supports physiology research.
  4. The proposal must include a draft programme, potential dates, a breakdown of costs and support from the host institution (see point 8). The Society would also be keen to receive information about target demographics and potential marketing opportunities although this is not essential.
  5. Funding can be used to cover venue hire, consumables, delivery costs, demonstrator fees, speaker expenses, preparation fees and catering. Attendee costs (e.g. travel, accommodation) must not be included.
  6. The proposal should include details of any resources that will be available after the event, for the benefit of the wider membership and/or public.
  7. If successful, new proposals will be allocated funding for one year, with the potential to apply for longer-term funding thereafter.
  8. The workshop provider’s institution must be willing to administer the grant.
  9. The workshop provider is responsible for the overall administration of their workshop. The Society will assist with marketing, and will liaise with the workshop provider on an appropriate method of data collection and evaluation.
  10. Marketing must acknowledge sponsorship by The Society, and the logo used in accordance with Society guidelines (available on request).
  11. Additional sponsorship from other organisations is encouraged and should be outlined in the proposal if already secured. If successful, the workshop provider will be asked to provide details of any sponsorship gained since their proposal was submitted.
  12. Funding will be considered in Q4 and workshops that are awarded funding will receive the funds in Q1 of the following year. A second call for funding may take place in Q1 for Q4 of the same year as well.
  13. Priority for places must be given to Members of The Society.*
  14. The workshop provider must submit a report of the workshop – including attendee list, details of any new resources generated and final costings – to The Society within two months after the workshop has taken place.

*Workshop providers are advised to consider how they will incentivise attendance e.g. via a registration fee that is refundable on attendance.

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