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CES Workshop Fund

To help support regional meetings, working groups, side events at the meetings of other scientific societies, and other activities, CES invites applications from members (student members are particularly encouraged) for workshop funding. A total of USD$1,500 (a maximum of USD$1000 per workshop) will be awarded for the first application period in 2022 — deadline 6 May 2022. For more information on criteria and how to apply, click here.  An additional call will be put out in the fall with a 28 October, 2022 deadline.  Look for announcements in early September.

Applications will be independently judged by two members of the Executive Committee ((Juliet Dunstone and one other member) as well as by the two heads of the Workshop Committee--Carol Ember and Simon Greenhill. Should you have specific questions about the application process, please address them to Carol Ember <[email protected]>.

To help equalize the chances of junior and/or underrepresented applicants in receiving funding we have mentors from the Executive Committee available to help you craft your proposal. Adrian Bell <[email protected]>  and Kenny Smith <[email protected]> have agreed to serve as mentors. Please contact a mentor for help at least two weeks before the deadline.

Because of uncertainties regarding the organization of events during the pandemic we invite applicants to think creatively within the specified criteria, if infection is still a concern. Possibilities might include online workshops, collaborations, training or software development, with funds expended on meeting platforms, software purchases, honoraria, graduate student support associated with the event/workshop, open access publishing fees, etc. Be innovative! And if costs are kept low we can fund multiple proposals.

Applications should be made by a dues-paying member of the society on the application form below. Events with an organising committee should nominate a lead applicant to be the correspondent. The Executive Committee will allocate funding subject to available supporting funds in the Treasury. We will aim to notify applicants as rapidly as possible.

The deadline for the next call is 6 May 2022. You can download the application form here.

Funding will be subject to the following conditions:

  • The maximum amount that can be requested per application will be $1000USD, but we envisage dividing this among two or more workshops/events per round, so lower budgets will be looked on favourably.

  • The event must be held between 3-12 months after the application deadline.

  • Funding will be limited to reimbursement of actual expenditure on items such as room hire, travelling expenses, promotion, printing of materials, refreshments. All costs must be itemised, and receipts obtained.

  • Any promotional or event literature, including websites, should mention the support of the CES, and include a link to the CES website

  • Events are subject to a Conference Code of Conduct. A customisable pro-forma is available on the CES website, and Executive members can advise.

  • Within one month of the event, organisers will provide a one-page report to the Executive Committee, via the Secretary. This will be disseminated to CES members via the monthly newsletter and website.


Please return the application form (including CVs) as a single PDF file to the CES Secretary ([email protected]) by 17:00 UTC on 6 May 2022. Please copy Carol Ember <[email protected]>.