The International Society of Developmental Biologists, in conjunction with its official journal Mechanisms of Development, is pleased to announce its new ISDB-MOD Lecture program. In this new initiative, the ISDB and MOD seek to promote interaction and exchanges in the global community of developmental biologists by offering up to 10 awards of up to $2000 (USD) each per year to support travel by distinguished speakers to international meetings in the field.
The ISDB seeks to promote the study of development and related fields on a global scale, and includes more than 20 national and regional developmental biology organizations within its membership. The current ISDB president, Prof. Claudio Stern (University College London), and the rest of the ISDB leadership, and its partners at Mechanisms of Development look forward to supporting international discussion and the exchange of views by scientists in these fields through this new lecture series.
Details on the terms of the program and application process are outlined below.
International meetings (involving two or more countries) in developmental biology and related fields (such as Stem Cell Biology, Regeneration, etc.) are eligible to apply for support. Additionally, support will be considered for inaugural meetings coupled with the establishment of a new national society for developmental biology in a country that does not currently have an active society.
The award is to be used to support travel by a developmental biologist invited by the meeting organizers, to deliver an ISDB-MOD Lecture at a meeting. Registration or other fees for the invited speaker are not eligible for support. For meetings, at least one of the societies involved in the organization of the meeting must be a current, active member of ISDB by the time the award is made. For meetings to launch a new society, the society shall join ISDB as a full member upon becoming established. Acknowledgment of the support should be made explicitly on meeting materials, such as websites, program and abstract books, posters, etc. which must announce it as “The ISDB-MOD Lecture” and include the logos of ISDB and MOD/Elsevier. The ISDB reserves the right to request samples of printed materials.
Meeting organizers should submit a brief overview of the meeting, including mission statement, dates and venue, preliminary program, estimated number of participants, an estimate of the travel costs for the Lecturer, and a summary of other financial support obtained or applied for to the ISDB President by email (Claudio Stern: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, year-round.
The amount of the award shall be up to $2000 USD against actual costs, to be paid by bank transfer.