Engagement grants

The Engagement grant supports our members to promote all forms of pharmacology and drug discovery research, and is administered by the Society’s Engagement Committee.  We will award up to £2,000 to develop high quality, in person or digital engagement and outreach activities that will reach a variety of public audiences. 

For smaller, high impact, low cost activities, we offer a ’Seed Funding’ grant of up to £250.  This may also be used for the design and testing of activities that have potential to grow.

Who can apply?

To be eligible for either grant, you must have been a Society member for a minimum of 12 months.  Please also note, Undergraduate members are only eligible to apply for Seed Funding (£250).

What are we looking for?

  • We accept applications on any subject related to pharmacology, but particularly encourage applications which cover “how medicines are discovered and developed”, and target the general public.
  • We will give preference to proposals that result in a resource or tool that can be hosted on our website for use by others, or that can be used to reach under-served groups and communities.
  • Where the audience is school or university students, we will give preference to applications that align with our core curricula and/or link to relevant school/college curricula, as appropriate. Our Education team is happy to help review your application in line with these criteria, should you need this.


There are two opportunities within the year to apply for funding.

  Open Deadline
Summer Call 1 July 31 October
Winter Call 1 January 30 April

Additional information

  • Successful applicants are expected to submit a short report on completion of the project, which may be in the form of a Pharmacology Matters article, for dissemination to our members.
  • ​Funding should be used within 12 months of approval.  If, for any reason, there is a change to the delivery date, this should be agreed with the awarding committee via getinvolved@bps.ac.uk.
  • The proposed project must be fully delivered within the time frame set out in the application, and within the funding amount awarded. Any unused funds will be returned to the Society.
  • Please note that applications will be anonymised before consideration.

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