Funding available – call for proposals for New Phytologist Symposia

Last updated: 7 Jan, 2016

Funding of up to £43k is available to run symposia, with slots available from 2018 onwards. The application deadline is 28th February 2016.


The internationally renowned series of New Phytologist Symposia (NPS) aim to support emerging and key areas of research. Usually these meetings would be expected to extend over one to three days, with invited speakers and a maximum of 120 delegates. In this way we hope to provide an informal atmosphere for the stimulation and exchange of ideas and the building of collaborations. We particularly encourage the involvement of early-phase career scientists, and as such a number of travel grants will be awarded in association with each meeting.


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NPS logos from some recent and upcoming Symposia. All logos designed by APPS.

Details of past and upcoming symposia can be found here:


If you are interested in organising a New Phytologist Symposium, please complete the proposal pro forma and email this to the Managing Editor ( by the end of February. Feel free to get in touch with any queries or for guidance on completing the proposal.


We also welcome workshop proposals throughout the year and there is no set deadline for these; we can support workshops scheduled from 2016 onwards. Further details here:


Download the Symposia and Workshop pro forma (Word documents)


New Phytologist Symposia proposal pro forma

New Phytologist Workshop proposal pro forma