Travel grants

As part of The Physiological Society's aim to 'promote the advancement of physiology' we provide travel grants to enable physiologists to network and attend conferences. The amount of funding available is relative to the type of membership you hold, with £700 available for Ordinary Members, £500 for Affiliates and £100 for Undergraduate Members.

Travel grants are awarded to enable Members to:

  • Attend and present at a scientific conference (undergraduates are not required to present work)
  • Visit another laboratory for collaborative research or to acquire/teach new techniques
  • Attend a practical workshop or training course that is relevant to physiology

Apply for a Travel grant

Before you apply for a Travel grant, please read the following information carefully, as incorrectly completed application forms will not be considered.

  • Grants are awarded to current Ordinary, Affiliate or Undergraduate Members of The Society.

  • You are asked to submit your application at least one month before you wish to travel (please note that there is no deadline in December - see table below for further details).

  • The reason for your travel should be linked to The Society's objective of 'promoting the advancement of physiology'. 

  • You will need to provide documentation to support the fact that you need to attend a meeting, workshop or laboratory. A guide to what information you will need to provide can be found below.

  •  Undergraduate members are allowed to apply for a travel grant to attend a Society or Society sponsored event or techniques workshop only. 

  • If you are an Affiliate Member and applying for a travel grant to a non-Society meeting, you are asked to have been a Member of The Society for more than one year (which can include any Undergraduate membership) OR have previously presented at a Society Meeting.

  • Affiliate and Undergraduate Members are asked to submit a letter of support from a supervisor or Head of Department.

  • Ordinary Members are not required to submit a letter of support. However, applicants are requested to submit a brief statement summarising the reason for attendance.

Deadlines for applications

Submission deadlines are on the last day of each month. NB There is no deadline in December. Applications must be received in advance of the deadline that falls at least one month before the meeting / workshop / visit takes place. Retrospective applications will not be considered. You will receive notification of the outcome of your application within three weeks of the deadline.

Which deadline should you choose?

Submission deadlineDate of eventSociety meeting deadlines
 31 January For events after 1 March 
 28 February For events after 1 April 
 31 March For events after 1 May 
 30 April For events after 1 JunePhysiology 2014, London 
 31 May For events after 1 July 
 30 June For events after 1 August 
 31 July For events after 1 September Obesity - A Physiological Perspective, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
 31 August For events after 1 October 
 30 September For events after 1 November 
 31 October For events after 1 December 
 30 November For events after 1 January 


A guide to the documents you will need to provide along with your application

The following tables provide a summary of the supporting information you need to submit as part of your application. This will depend on your reason for travel and your membership category.

Travel to attend a Society Meeting

 Abstract Confirmation of RegistrationLetter of support from supervisor or HoDStatement of reason for attendance
Ordinary 
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Affiliate
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Undergraduate 
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To attend a Non-Society Meeting

Please note: Affiliate Members who are applying for a Travel Grant to attend a non-Society Meeting are asked to have been a Member of The Society for more than one year (which can include any Undergraduate membership) OR have previously presented at a Society Meeting.

 Abstract Confirmation of RegistrationMember for >1 year OR previously presented at a Society MeetingLetter of support from supervisor or HoDStatement of reason for attendance
Ordinary
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  •  
  
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Affiliate
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
 
Undergraduate

 N/A

 N/A

N/A 

 N/A

 N/A


Laboratory Visit

 Abstract (details of purpose of travel and associated costs)Confirmation of Registration (Invite from host laboratory)Member for >1 year OR previously presented at a Society MeetingLetter of support from supervisor or HoDStatement of reason for attendance
Ordinary
  •  
  •  

 
  •  
Affiliate
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
 
Undergraduate

 N/A

 N/A

 N/A

 N/A

 N/A


Techniques Workshop

 Abstract (details of Workshop) Confirmation of Registration (enrolment on Workshop)Member for >1 year OR previously presented at a Society MeetingLetter of support from supervisor or HoDStatement of reason for attendance
Ordinary
  •  
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Affiliate
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  •  
  •  
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Undergraduate 
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Further Information

If you have any further questions, please email grants@physoc.org