The Council of Science Editors’ International Scholarship Program has been developed to support editors from developing nations. A number of scholarships are being offered to CSE’s 2012 Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA, USA. This year’s meeting focus is “Our Authors, Ourselves: Science Editing and Publishing in a Global Market.” Each funded scholar will receive free registration to the conference (including hotel stay and all meals) and partial reimbursement for travel expenses.
The scholarships are intended for candidates who live in countries on the Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative (HINARI) eligibility list: http://www.who.int/hinari/eligibility/en/index.html (Band 1 [free access] or Band 2 [low-cost access]). Applicants who live in other countries are disqualified.
Decisions will be based on review of two short (150-word) essays, in which applicants should discuss 1) why they are interested in attending the conference, 2) how they plan to apply the information they learn during the meeting. Applicants who address all points will be scored higher than those who do not. Clarity of expression and perceived enthusiasm will reflect positively on the candidate. Applicants with specific goals will be scored higher than those with vague ideas.
Applications must be received by 15 September 2011. The application must be completed in English at: http://www.councilscienceeditors.org/i4a/forms/form.cfm?id=19
Do not fax or mail the application form. Scholarship winners will be notified in November 2011.