IBS accepts donations to the Travel Awards Fund and the Educational Activities program. A description of each is below.
Travel Awards Fund: Donated funds support Biometric activity in developing countries, including allocation of travel grants. These grants provide travel funding for members to attend the International Biometric Conference or a Regional IBS Conference.
Educational Activities: Grants to Regions (made up of developing countries) help defray the costs to bring speakers to conferences held in these Regions. Other educational activities include online video and audio courses and short courses prior to the International Biometric Conference. Many educational needs of Society Members are satisfied through these programs.
IBS to Match Donation to Travel Awards Fund
The IBS Travel Awards Fund was established to provide assistance to as many members as possible from developing countries to attend the International Biometric Conference, and more recently, Regional Conferences sponsored by IBS Regions. IBS members from developing countries usually do not have access to travel grants from their own countries or institutions and seek external sponsorship.
The distribution of Travel Award funds has resulted in an increase in our membership from developing countries, thus making the International Biometric Society truly an international society. Nowhere is this international nature more visible than at our International Biometric Conference.
In recent years, the awards have become quite competitive. IBS is only able to fund approximately half of the applicants who apply. Donations are vital for the continued success of this program.
IBS has instituted a Matching Funds Program. For every dollar that a region or individual donates, IBS will match it with an equal amount. This means that we have the potential to enable twice as many people from developing countries to attend IBS sponsored conferences.
Please donate today. Every individual/region will be acknowledged and IBS will make your contribution go twice as far.
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