Conference Fund for Developing Countries


Financial support to participate in the 38th Annual Conference of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics (ISCB37) to be held in Vigo, Galicia, Spain from 9-13 July 2017 is available to scientists and students from developing countries (Low, Lower-middle and Upper-middle income economies, as defined according to the attached World Bank list as of 1 January 2017).

In order to qualify, applicants have to submit an abstract for either oral or poster presentation and be selected by the Scientific Programme Committee (SPC) for presentation at ISCB38.

Applicants should indicate their request for consideration for the CFDC financial support at the time of abstract submission along with a letter of application (on the official letterhead of the institution where the applicant is enrolled/employed) addressed to:

Juan Carlos Pardo-Fernández
Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales
Campus Lagoas-Marcosende, Universidad de Vigo
36310 Vigo
Tel: +34 986813505
Fax: +34 986812401
The closing date for application is the abstract submission closing date of Monday, 20 February 2017, and the applicants will be informed by the CFDC Subcommittee in April 2016 well before the Early Bird registration date of Sunday, 30 April 2017. NB Previous winners are not eligible to apply.

The evaluation and selection for the CFDC will be based on the SPC’s determination regarding the abstracts for oral/poster presentation. This will be administered by the CFDC Subcommittee comprising Vana Sypsa (ISCB Vice President) as Chair, Juan Carlos Pardo-Fernández (ISCB38 LOC representative), and David Warne (ISCB Past President).  Conference registration fees will be waived for those selected for CFDC, and the funds can be used to defray the cost of travel and accommodation, but can only be claimed after attendance and presentation at ISCB38.

The CFDC will be entirely separate from the Conference Award for Scientists (CASc) administered by the National Group Subcommittee and from the Student Conference Awards (StCA) administered by the Student Conference Awards Subcommittee. Those who apply for CASc or StCA, but not selected will automatically be considered for CFDC support if they qualify and will be informed accordingly.


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