GUIDELINES FOR CFXF CONFERENCE TRAVEL FUND

The CFXF Fragile X Conference Travel Fund provides support to enable investigators to travel to, attend, and participate in various fragile X research-related conferences throughout the year. With this fund, CFXF seeks to strengthen relationships among Fragile X scientists and to heighten the presence of international fragile X researchers by bringing them together at important scientific conferences.

A) GUIDELINES FOR APPLICANTS

  1. Length of Fragile X Research Travel Fund
    CFXF Travel Fund awards will be made for the duration of the conference period only.
  2. How to Apply
    1. Applications may be submitted anytime, at least two months prior to conference start date.
    2. The application cover page and budget sheet must be included and are available at www.cfxf.org. Applications must be submitted in the format described in Section F.
    3. One original and three copies must be sent along with an electronic copy of the application, via email to grants@cfxf.org.
    4. Decisions on awards will be announced approximately one month after receipt of the completed application.

B. ELIGIBILITY

  1. Applicant Guidelines
    1. A scientist from any country may apply for a Fragile X Research Travel Fund award
    2. Applicants must have a research doctorate (Ph.D.) or a doctoral degree with equivalent experience in research at the time of application.
    3. Applicants must demonstrate significant training and experience in fragile X research and must be committed to continuing fragile X research as a principal investigator

C. ELIGIBLE EXPENSES

  1. Per Diem
    CFXF will provide $50.00 (USD or its equivalent) per day for meals and incidentals for each day of the conference or each day the applicant plans to attend the conference. In addition, CFXF will provide the cost of accommodations for the duration of the applicant's stay at the conference hotel at the rate advertised for conference participants.
  2. Transportation
    CFXF will provide transportation costs for the most direct and cost effective means of transportation from the applicant's home city to the conference site. This estimate must be provided by an independent travel agent, but CFXF reserves the right to make alternate arrangements.
  3. Conference Registration
    CFXF will provide conference registration and fees required for attendance.

D. REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS

  1. Review Process
    All applications will be reviewed for completeness and technical requirements by CFXF staff. Incomplete applications and those that do not meet the technical criteria listed herein will not be considered.
  2. Review Criteria
    The primary review criteria will be an evaluation of the conference itself, the relative cost and the appropriateness for fragile X researchers.
  3. Notification of Award
    Applicants will receive written notification of the outcome of the review process.

E) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND REQUIREMENTS OF AWARD

  1. Each recipient must submit a report to CFXF at the end of the conference.
  2. CFXF may request reimbursement of any part of the award in the event that the applicant is unable to fulfill his/her commitment.

F. APPLICATIONS
All applications must be submitted in the following format:

  1. Applicants must complete the Form CFXFC1 available at www.cfxf.org.
  2. Narrative
    Please provide a brief summary of fragile X research and experience, including publications, etc.
    Describe the value of the conference and relate the topic(s) of the conference to your current fragile X research. Describe the value of the conference and its subject to your current or planned fragile X research.
  3. Budget
    Please complete Form CFXFB1 available at www.cfxf.org.

Application Cover Page CFXFC1
Conference Travel Fund Budget Form CFXFB1
Short-Term Fellowship Budget Form CFXFB2
Budget For Initial Budget Period CFXFB3
Budget for Proposed Project Period CFXFB4
Budget Narrative CFXFB5

 
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