Support is provided on a competitive basis for conferences and workshops for the dissemination of information relevant to basic biological research toward understanding lifespan development processes and age-related diseases and disabilities. The expectation is that this sharing of knowledge will expand the scientific pool of researchers and benefit the scientific community in aging research as a whole.
The Foundation accepts applications to support conferences and workshops throughout the year. These will be considered by the Scientific Advisory Board at the next scheduled meeting. Applications should be received at least 5 months prior to the planned conference or workshop.
NOTE: Conference funding proposals will next be reviewed at the EMF Scientific Advisory Board meeting in November, 2013. To be considered at that time, the proposal must be received by October 31, 2013.
EMF support for conferences and workshops is generally in the $2,000 to $10,000 range. Applications for conferences or workshops should be brief (about 2 pages), including a description of the meeting objectives, relevance to the Foundation's scientific mission (research on the biological mechanisms underlying aging, lifespan, age-related disease and age-related decline of vitality), meeting dates and venue, total budget, expected participants, requested level of EMF support, a budget indicating how the EMF funding would be allocated, other expected contributors, and why support is being requested from EMF rather than traditional sources. If available, an agenda or speaker list should be attached.
EMF requires the designation of specific sessions or speakers for support and this designated support must be acknowledged in the meeting program or other public announcement. Proposals must indicate the sessions or speakers to be supported by The Ellison Medical Foundation. For conferences, the foundation does not support the travel of students or post-docs unless they will make platform presentations; poster presentations or simple attendance will not be supported. Indirect costs for conferences are not allowed.
For further information, contact:
Erica Stella, Program Manager
Grant Administration and Scientific Review