ESF MEETINGS: G1: Conferences: Call Jun 2010

This call is now CLOSED: these pages are left for information purposes only

For this first GREAT-ESF Conference call, the deadline will be 7th June 2010 (at 18.00 GMT) - with the supported conference to have completed by end of December 2011.

A GREAT conference will be a meeting of between two to five days and bring together more than 50 participants. It should consist of lectures, exchange of information and discussion on developments in a specific scientific area.

Please submit a brief application through the
GREAT ESF science meetings call page.

The proposal should include the following information:
  • Science Meeting Type = Conference
  • Title of Science Meeting:
  • Location of Meeting:
  • Date of meeting - start and end dates (where the end date must be before 31 Dec 2011)
  • Estimated expenditure - total and then broken down into: Travel/ Accommodation/ Meals (lunch and dinner)/ Local administrative costs (please give costs in Euro).
  • Indicate any additional co-sponsorship income.
  • The form also asks for contact information of the proposer
To this you will also need to upload a single pdf file (max 5MB) containing a maximum of five pages:
  • a Scientific Summary (max 1000 words) and an Abstract (max 200 words)
  • the outline meeting programme
  • names of the organiser, provisional Science Organising Committee (SOC) and provisional Local Organising Committee (LOC). Please list any relevant experience in organising conferences or workshops.
  • a case (no more than 3 pages of the 5 total) for the conference covering: rationale, timeliness, aims, venue details, list of topics to be discussed, key speakers, how it fits to the objectives of GREAT, whether the conference will be recorded through a proceedings, on-line materials etc, and envisaged outcomes. Note that outcomes may include suggestions for further activities within the GREAT programme such as focused workshops or training schools.
  • Please use a font size of 11pt or greater, with margins no smaller than 15mm.
  • Please NOTE that a short CV of the scientific organiser including a list of five publications" is NOT required, please ignore item 3) on the ESF submission page.
The ESF Guidelines for organising a meeting should be referred to as these describe allowable costs that can be claimed. Also note the section on 'Participation'.

The conference topic can be any with in the scope of the
key objectives of GREAT. These can be found in detail in the Programme Proposal or as identified at previous GREAT plenary meetings.

All proposals will be evaluated in advance of the next GREAT Steering Committee meeting, ranked at that meeting (22 June 2010) with results being provided to the applicants by the second week of July 2010.