Financial support to participate in the 41st Annual Conference of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics is available to scientists and students from developing countries (Low, Lower-middle, and Upper-middle income economies, according to the World Bank list as of June 2019: https://datahelpdesk.worldbank.org/knowledgebase/articles/906519-world-bank-country-and-lending-groups).

In order to qualify, applicants have to submit an abstract for either oral or poster presentation and be selected by the Scientific Program Committee (SPC) for presentation at ISCB41. Only original and unpublished work that has not been presented previously at a conference will be considered. 

Applicants should indicate their request for consideration for the CFDC financial support at the time of abstract submission by checking the appropriate tick-box. Additionally, they should send a letter of application (on the official letterhead of the institution where the applicant is enrolled/employed) addressed to Malgorzata Cwiklinska-Jurkowska via email at mjurkowska@cm.umk.pl. One award per presentation for one author will be given, without transfer to co-authors. The awarded author’s primary employment must be in a developing country.

Please note that previous recipients are not eligible to apply.

The evaluation and selection for the CFDC will be based on the SPC’s decision regarding the abstracts for oral/poster presentation. This will be administered by the CFDC Sub-committee comprising Vana Sypsa (ISCB President) as Chair, Malgorzata Cwiklinska-Jurkowska (ISCB41 LOC representative), and David Warne (ISCB President 2016). Conference registration fees will be waived for those selected for CFDC, and funds will be granted that can be used to cover the cost of travel and accommodation (up to 1000 EUR, at Sub-committee’s discretion), but can only be claimed after attendance and presentation at ISCB41. 

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

The closing date for application is Monday 16 March 2020.