New Delhi: The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance and European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) are looking to fund interdisciplinary meetings that cover the latest developments in research areas underserved in India. These meetings should address discovery and innovation through an interdisciplinary approach, with the speakers and participants discussing important global challenges in the context of the life sciences.
While India-EMBO Symposia is to take place in India, the scientists from anywhere in the world are eligible to apply, independent of their nationality. It must cover frontier, pioneering and interdisciplinary areas of life sciences that are underserved in India, and include speakers with interdisciplinary expertise. Furthermore, the application should include a list of (mostly) confirmed speakers.
The maximum funding available for an India | EMBO Symposia is 60,000 euros. Applications will be accepted twice in 2017 and must be submitted through the online system. Organizers should apply at least 6-12 months before the proposed date of the meeting. The deadlines for applications are 15 February 2017 and 15 July 2017.
Applicants will be asked to complete an online and an offline application form. All incoming applications are screened to ensure eligibility requirements are met. The decision on which proposals receive funding is jointly made by the EMBO Course Committee and the India Alliance Meetings Committee in May and October.
All applicants are informed of the outcome of their application by email shortly after the committee meetings. For detailed information on the application process, key dates, format of the meeting and required documentation, one may consult the application guidelines or visit India | EMBO Symposia website.
For any enquiries related to the funding and application process, one can write to [email protected]