Detall de la convocatòria


Objectiu de la convocatòria
Scientific Meeting Grants help to finance a range of charitable activities including, but not limited to, meetings, workshops and conferences in the fields relevant to our journals, covering expenses such as a plenary or keynote speaker, assistance with travel for early career scientists, or to reduce (or waive) registration fees.
Lloc de presentació
El personal de l'IMIM i PSMAR que necessiteu més informació adreceu-vos a:
Servei de Recerca. C/ Doctor Aiguader, 88. 08003-Barcelona. Tel.: 93.316.05.76.
Marta López: Ext.: 1576
Carol Barnwell: Ext.: 1670
Convocatòria (URL)
Informació addicional
The deadlines for application forms to be submitted are:
  • 28 November 2019 (decision w/c 20 January 2020)
  • 19 March 2020 (decision w/c 4 May 2020)
  • 28 May 2020 (decision w/c 6 July 2020)
  • 27 August 2020 (decision w/c 12 October 2020)
  • Requisits
  • The applicant who completes the form must be in the organising group for the meeting. Applications from professional fund-raisers will not be considered.
  • Incomplete application forms will not be considered.
  • Information on the topics/programme outline, speakers/proposed speakers and the budget outline for the whole meeting must be included with the application form. Please keep this information to a maximum of six pages in total.
  • Please note that whilst the quality of science remains paramount, The Company of Biologists would prefer to support meetings and events where organisers have sought maximal feasible diversity in speakers in terms of geography, gender and age. In addition, where attendance at events is selective, then we would expect such issues to also be influential. We invite applicants to make a statement on these issues in their application for funding.
  • Funding requests must be in GB Pounds Sterling.
  • Application forms and supporting information must be written in English.

    What will not be funded?
  • Expenditure on capital equipment and capital building proposals
  • Removal expenses
  • Undergraduate expeditions and courses
  • Prizes, e.g. posters
  • Social/political networking
  • Conference dinners/social events/refreshment breaks
  • Tuition fees
  • Payments for the employment of staff
  • Abstract books
  • Series of meetings year on year
  • Intra-institutional events, e.g. departmental seminars, etc.
  • Indirect costs
  • Dotació
    Although there are no rigid rules, we would normally expect grants to be broadly proportional to the size of the meeting. Typically, they are awarded on a sliding scale where meetings with fewer than 100 people are given up to £2,000, or over about 400 people up to £6,000. These limits can be exceeded in exceptional cases, but special justification is required.