The Board of Directors provides grants of up to $5,000 to promote and facilitate the organization of and attendance at mathematical biology meetings and courses in countries experiencing financial need. Funds are provided for workshops and meetings organized by current Society members, which are held in countries in need or in nearby countries where organizers will use the funds to help students from countries in need attend the meeting. Funds must be preferentially used to provide travel support for students, and early career researchers.
Requests for support will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Applicants must be active and current members of the Society. Membership is required for at least one year prior to requesting funds.
- Funds must be used to support meetings held in developing countries or to help students from countries in need attend the meetings
- The significance of the workshop or meeting
- Practical character of the course
- Mathematical biology program organization
- Excellence and productivity of proposed speakers
- Number of students participating in program
- Balance between international and local speakers
- Matching funds
- Location and Facilities
- Explanation of how the Society’s support will be acknowledged
The application material must address the above point. It should include applicant(s) name(s), meeting city and country, meeting venue, dates of event, title of event, description of the event, list of proposed speaker names and institutions, estimated total number of attendees and student attendees, plans for advertising the event, and list of additional sponsors. Applications are evaluated by the Board of Directors on a continuous basis, and decisions on the applications are expected to be sent within 6 weeks of acknowledgement of receipt of the application. Submission for support must be made to the Society’s secretary.