Guidelines for a Proposal for Support of a Workshop or Conference

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CANSSI will provide partial funding to select regional, national and international workshops and conferences that have the potential to catalyze research in the statistical sciences.  Ideally, CANSSI’s support is sought early in the event planning process so that the money provided can help organizers build momentum to attract additional support. CANSSI generally does not act as the major underwriter of a meeting.

Proposals with requests for CANSSI support can be submitted at any time to info@canssi.ca and must use the proposal template: Word version or pdf version. The proposal example serves as a guide.

The CANSSI Directorate will judge the submission on the importance of the area and scientific merit of the subject, the likely impact of the event on research in the statistical sciences in Canada, the potential of the event for fostering cross-disciplinary collaboration, the suitability of the budget plan and on the event’s equity, diversity and inclusion.  Preference is given to requests for support of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and invited speakers who do not have their own source of funding.

Typical requests from CANSSI are approximately $3000 depending on the venue and the length of the event.  Preference is given to requests for support of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and invited speakers who do not have their own source of funding.

Typical requests to CANSSI are for support of $3000-$5000, and requests of this size will be reviewed promptly.   CANSSI can consider higher level requests, but under a more stringent review process that requires a longer lead time.  Please contact us if you would like to consider requests above $5000.

In planning your conference or workshop, keep in mind that other organizations are supportive of workshops and conferences in the statistical sciences.  You may find these links to potential supporters useful.

If you have any questions, please contact the Scientific Director, the Deputy Director or the Associate Scientific Director.

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