The Physiological Society Research Grants

The Physiological Society


Grant amount: Up to £10,000

Deadline: Feb 28, 2018

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher Faculty

Funding uses: Research

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Ireland, United Kingdom

Degree requirements: Applicants must be within a few years of receiving their PhD

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Overview:

This grant scheme is intended to support physiologists in their first permanent academic position or returning to a permanent position after a career break. Funds of up to £10,000 are available for a 12-month period, to provide support for their research or to provide seed-funding to start a new project.


Research Grants are available to physiologists returning to a permanent position after a career break or who are less than two years into their first permanent academic position (at an institution in the UK or Republic of Ireland) by the time the grant starts. Any period of maternity or paternity leave taken during the first two years of appointment is excluded from this restriction.

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

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Research Grants are available to physiologists returning to a permanent position after a career break or who are less than two years into their first permanent academic position (at an institution in the UK or Republic of Ireland) by the time the grant starts.

    • Any period of maternity or paternity leave taken during the first two years of appointment is excluded from this restriction.

  • Applicants must hold a PhD and be in-post before the start of the award. 

  • Applications should be physiological in nature and should not overlap with existing funding.

  • 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.

  • Funds can be used to: conduct pilot studies, develop a new technique, or finalise a project.

  • The grants offer flexibility and animal costs, experimental consumables, and small equipment purchases (excluding PCs) are permitted.

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. Applicants can either be a full Member or Affiliate 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.

Ineligibility:

  • Please note that current fellowship holders are ineligible
    • this does not apply to those on University-funded, tenured fellowships.
  • Funding cannot be used to fund PhD studentships or pay staff, or pay for attending conferences, personal salary or general office costs.