Region leadership are encouraged to apply for funding through this annual program!
2023 Applications for the first half of the year (January 1 - June 30) are now being accepted through 31 October 2022 - Send applications for your joint conference (In-Person) to Regions@Biometricsociety.org with a copy to Representative Council Chair Agnes Kiragga.
In 2016, this funding program was launched to enhance interactions among networks or regions. To date, there have been a significant number of activities funded through this program.
This program establishes a funding mechanism for such activities on a more formal and regular basis. There are many possible activities that could be funded under the program, so regions should be creative in their proposals. For instance, inter-regional activities like organizing a symposium or a workshop at a conference being organized by a scientific organization other than the IBS could be funded which would also increase the outreach activities of our society. The guiding principle is that the activity must involve and encourage inter-region interaction. The expectation is that there should be some contribution, maybe in-kind, from the participating regions and some general benefit to the Society at large.
Amount: The Executive Board currently allocates $20,000 in total per year to this funding program (up from $10,000 in 2015). Each activity award is subject to a maximum of $5,000.
Eligibility: Applications can typically be submitted twice a year: by March 31 for activities that are scheduled to start in the second half of the same year (July 1 – December 31) and by September 30 for activities scheduled to start in the first half of the following year (January 1 – June 30).
Please note that (a) priority will be given to new activities and (b) regions can apply for repeated activities no more frequently than every other year.
When rank-ordering proposals, consideration will be given to:
The Taskforce will
Guidelines for Applications
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