Student Events Support
The Canadian Society of Microbiologists seeks to
promote microbiology in Canadian post-secondary
institutions and to encourage broad participation by
its members. The CSM is offering funding to help
support events celebrating and promoting
undergraduate and graduate scientific achievements
in microbiology. For example, a “microbiology
Funding is to be used to
support a planned event for undergraduate and/or
graduate students. Costs such as room rentals,
coffee breaks, poster boards, printing or other
associated organizing costs would be supported.
Costs associated with the travel or hosting of
invited or keynote speakers are not eligible.
Alternatively, the organizers may choose to use the
funding to offer monetary awards to 1-3 student
participants for poster or oral presentations on
behalf of the CSM. If the funding is utilized for
this purpose, the CSM will also provide a one-year
student membership to each award recipient in
additional recognition of their achievement.
A brief report and a few digital photographs of the
event suitable for the CSM website
must be submitted to the
CSM within one month of the completion of the event.
Applications must describe the
event for which funds are being requested and
clearly outline how the funding will be used. The
number of current CSM members participating (full
members, PDFs, student) should be indicated, as well
as the anticipated number of people involved in the
event. Those applying for the funding must be CSM
members, and only one event per institution will be
funded each year.
Applications for funding
will be accepted between June and the end of October
for an event to occur within the upcoming academic
year (Sept-May). The maximum amount awarded will not
exceed $500, and the Society may offer less at its
discretion. Applications must be submitted to the
CSM Secretariat, and final decisions on funding
awards will be made by the CSM Executive.