Funding available – call for proposals for New Phytologist Symposia and Workshops

Last updated: 22 Jan, 2015

*Funding of up to £43k is available to run symposia with slots available from 2017 onwards. Application deadline is 28th February 2015.*

New Phytologist Symposia

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.


Information about past and upcoming symposia


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 career scientists and as such a number of travel grants will be awarded in association with each meeting.


36th New Phytologist Symposium: Cell biology at the plant–microbe interface logo35th New Phytologist Symposium: the genomes of forest trees logo34th New Phytologist Symposium: Systems biology and ecology of CAM plants logo33rd New Phytologist Symposium: Networks of Power and Influence: ecology and evolution of symbioses between plants and mycorrhizal fungi logo

NPS logos from some recent and upcoming symposia. All logos produced by APPS.



New Phytologist Workshops logo


New Phytologist Workshops aim to facilitate advances in plant science by bringing together a small number of scientists (up to 20) who wish to focus and brainstorm a particular topic or issue. The format is intentionally flexible to suit a range of projects, but this might, for example, include a working group that intends to focus on analysing new data or indeed analysing old data in the light of new techniques and planning the way forward. Awards are usually in the region of £5–10k.


We welcome workshop proposals throughout the year and we can support workshops scheduled from 2016 onwards. To submit a proposal for a workshop download and complete the proposal pro forma and email this to the Managing Editor ( Further details can be found on the website: or feel free to get in touch with any queries.


Downloads (word documents)

New Phytologist Symposia proposal pro forma

New Phytologist Workshop proposal pro forma