Our sponsor: The Royal Society

The Royal Society is the independent scientific academy of the UK and a fellowship of many of the world’s most eminent scientists. It's the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. They are a charitable organisation that recognises, promotes and supports excellence in science. Their priorities include supporting international collaboration and demonstrating the importance of science to everyone. 


The Royal Society provides grants and fellowships for outstanding researchers in the UK and internationally. They fund researchers at the postdoctoral level and above, within the Society’s remit of natural sciences (so that includes animal behaviour). Grants currently open for application can be found on their website, along with an annual grants schedule.

Many of the Royal Society journals publish animal behaviour, including Proceedings B, Biology Letters, Philosophical Transactions B and Royal Society Open Science. These include a range of article types, such as research papers, reviews, opinion pieces, evidence synthesis articles and theme issues. Authors benefit from high quality peer review by active scientists, exceptional author service and fast publication times. If you choose to publish open access and are based at one of our Read & Publish institutions, all fees are covered by your library.

Recent Philosophical Transactions B theme issues in animal behaviour include:

The journal is looking for more Philosophical Transactions B Guest Editors. Why not submit a proposal before our next deadline of 18 April? Find out more: https://royalsocietypublishing.org/rstb/submit-proposal

Biology Letters publishes short research, reviews and opinion pieces, and is ideal for researchers who have datasets and studies that don’t require much space to unpack ideas.  The journal is an ideal starting point for early-career researchers who are beginning to publish their studies.

The Society organises and hosts a wide range of scientific meetings and events. At this time, some of these have been moved online but will being going back to in-person meetings at the Royal Society in London soon. Christos Ioannou, lead organiser of the ASAB Easter meeting, is organising a Royal Society meeting (hopefully) in person in summer 2022 with Kate Laskowski
 on Collective animal behaviour through time. Check out the awesome speakers we have lined up here.