Guidelines for SMB Financial Support of
Other Meetings Organized by SMB Members
by Lisa Sattenspiel
Guidelines for support of meetings other than our Society meeting were clarified at the last Board meeting (July 2001). The following guidelines have been approved by the Board of Directors.
- Theoretical biology must be a major component of the meeting.
- Meeting organizers must be members of the SMB for at least one year prior to requesting funds. Equal opportunity will be afforded all members with no discrimination on the basis of gender, race, age, sexual orientation, nationality, ethnic background, or religious belief.
- Supported meetings must not prohibit participation at any level (e.g., organizer, presenter, attendee, etc.) on the basis of gender, race, age, sexual orientation, nationality, ethnic background, or religious belief.
- Support must be made available to eligible participants on the basis of scientific merit and career needs only, with preference given to SMB members and with no discrimination on the basis of gender, race, age, nationality, or ethnic background. Women and minorities should be encouraged to apply, and meeting organizers must report to the SMB on the diversity of applicants and support recipients.
- Meeting organizers must raise funds from other sources to match the contribution of the SMB.
- Funds must be used preferentially to support travel of junior scientists (students, post-docs, and non-tenured junior faculty) who do not have sufficient travel funds from other sources. Senior scientists with insufficient travel funds may also be supported, but with lower priority.
- Funding will ordinarily consist of no more than $2000 US of support.
- Deadlines for funding requests will be March 15, July 15, and November 15 of each year, with decisions to be made within the two months following.
Application materials to be submitted:
Successful applicants must send a final report within 30 days of completion of the meeting to the SMB describing how SMB funds were used and listing all applicants for support and the amount received by each.
- A letter stating when and where the meeting will be held, who is organizing the meeting, and the role of theoretical biology in the proposed meeting. Indicate also which members of the organizing committee are SMB members.
- Copies of the primary applicants' C.V.'s.
- A budget indicating the projected expenses of the meeting and the amount of funding received or requested from other sources.
Send application materials and reports to:
Note: If applying after August, 2002, please check website or newsletter for any changes in submission details.
Department of Anthropology
107 Swallow Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211 USA
Fax: (573) 884-5450