Application deadline for 2014 Meetings: April 1, 2014. The meetings can be held anytime within one year of funding approval.
With the goal of promoting scientific communication and fostering local communities of cell biologists, the American Society for Cell Biology is pleased to announce financial support to catalyze new, one-day local meetings organized by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Such meetings should involve two or more local research institutions or colleges (within or outside of the USA). Topics can range from basic science to career development, as long as there is clear relevance to the broadly defined field of cell biology.
An application must include the following information:
If sponsored, the meeting organizers are expected to acknowledge ASCB in their local advertisement and to write a brief, 500-word report of the meeting after its conclusion. ASCB will provide a publicity poster and some literature to display at the meeting. Organizers are also asked to use the opportunity to encourage meeting attendees to join the ASCB. They will be provided with membership material and will be authorized to offer 50% membership discounts to those signing up at the meeting.
Note: The funds (financial support) for One-Day Local Meetings may be used to cover the direct costs of the meeting, but grantees will not be entitled to use grant funds to cover indirect costs. Examples of indirect costs include, but are not limited to, executive oversight, accounting, grants management, legal expenses, utilities, facility maintenance. The funds are limited to $1,500 per local meeting. If additional funds are needed, please provide additional explanation why it is needed and how it can be achieved.