Support for Symposia and Conferences in Developing and Economically
In Berlin the IUPAC Council approved a program [for a four-year trial
period] of providing financial support of up to USD 10,000 to no more
than two international conferences each year to be held in developing
or economically disadvantaged countries that are full Members of IUPAC
in good standing. IUPAC funds are to be used to pay international travel
expenses of eminent invited lecturers whose participation will be critical
to the success of the conference.
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such as Purpose - Eligibility - etc.
The Bureau has not prepared a list of countries that are specifically
eligible, because the criteria of "developing" and "economically disadvantaged"
are not firm, and economic circumstances (including currency exchange
rates) often vary rather rapidly. IUPAC invites applications widely
and leaves it up to the conference organizers making the application
to provide adequate justification to the selection committee, which
comprises members of the Bureau.
Application should be submitted to the Secretariat, preferably in electronic
form, with a copy to the relevant NAO. Because the program is just beginning,
IUPAC will accept applications this year until August 31 for conferences
in 2001; the normal application deadline will be January 31 of the year
preceding the conference.
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