Young Life Scientists' Symposium

Teams of early-career researchers can apply to organise a symposium on a scientific theme and format of their choice.

Who can apply?

  • Early career researchers, within five years of your PhD. You do not need to be a member of The Society to be considered.
  • The Physiological Society co-sponsors The Young Life Scientists’ Symposium (YLS) alongside the Biochemical Society and the British Pharmacological Society. All that is required is that the theme is relevant to each of the three sponsoring societies.

What is available?

Organise an event to develop your networks, work with other scientists, raise your profile in the scientific community, and manage a budget

When can I apply?

Any time during the year

How do I apply?

Applications for 2019 open in Spring 2019

Your application needs to include:

  • An outline of the subject and reasons for choosing it
  • Preliminary programme
  • Provisional budget plan, including any sponsorship raised to cover extra costs
  • Details of other events that could be part of the conference, such as a careers fair or social event
  • CV from each committee member
  • Supporting letter from each committee members supervisor
  • A speaker list

Representatives from each society will review all proposal applications. The successful applicants will receive guidance and support throughout the organisation process. Although you will be the primary organiser.

All upcoming symposia currently open for registration are listed in our Events sections

Additional top tips to organise your event

  • Encourage all attendees to submit posters
  • Select speakers from poster abstract submissions
  • Keep your topic inclusive to the disciplines of early career researchers
  • Choose three invited speakers, many high profile speakers are willing to accept invitations
  • Think about raising sponsorship to cover extra costs, such as prizes
  • Consider including networking sessions, CV clinics, careers events, workshops
  • Find a venue in larger accessible cities – University campuses’ work well
  • Think about how you with market your event

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