Guidelines for SMB
Financial Support of Meetings

by Ramit Mehr

At the last board meeting (August 2000) the issue of meeting support by SMB was raised. The SMB board receives many requests to financially support various meetings and workshops in mathematical biology, and the need arose to formulate explicit guidelines according to which the finance committee could approve or reject such requests and determine the amount of funding.

After lengthy discussions by the board, which went on for about two months, the following guidelines were approved unanimously. Please read them carefully whether you are planning to request SMB funding for a meeting you are organizing, or for traveling to a meeting.

  1. Funding for meetings.

  2. Funding for individuals to travel to meetings in their area of research (not necessarily mathematical biology meetings).