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Speakers, Symposia and Workshops

Proposals for Symposia in Evolutionary Medicine

We are looking to support speakers, Symposia and Workshops on topics in evolutionary medicine and related fields.  Examples of topics include, but are not limited to, evolution of infectious or zoonotic disease, evolutionary issues in global health, evolution of aging, mental health and neurodegenerative disease, autoimmune disease and allergy, evolutionary perspectives on cancer, and evolution of resistance.

Events should take place in the Research Triangle of North Carolina and are intended to:

  • focus on a theme that is grand enough to excite and inspire
  • increase the scale and ambition of our scientific vision
  • serve as catalysis for scientific synthesis
  • initiate a dialogue across disciplinary boundaries
  • influence the research programs of potential collaborators
  • facilitate the assembly of scientific networks

Proposals that have a clear interdisciplinary focus are strongly encouraged, as are proposals that demonstrate international participation and a mix of senior and emerging researchers, including participation by graduate students and postdocs.

Symposia should plan for the attendance of 50-100 scientists from diverse disciplines, held for most of a day. Workshops would include 12-30 individuals interested in learning a critical skill relevant to applying evolutionary and ecological perspectives to human or animal health, for 1-3 days in total length.

Support includes travel, lodging and per diem for invited speakers, space for the symposium, and meals and coffee during the symposium. Awardees do not receive an actual budget; TRICEM will handle the budgetary needs for all meeting expenses (hotel, airfare, meals, break food, shuttles, taxis, parking, etc.) and logistics. Specific guidelines will be provided with award information.

Before You Apply

All applicants are encouraged to contact Director Charlie Nunn for feedback on project ideas.