Conference, Symposium and Workshop Grants

Funding under this program is intended to defraying costs incurred by inviting speakers to attending conferences or other events organized by a full member of the HBI.  The ambition of these grants is to provide opportunities for trainees to meet other scientists in their area of research and to present their work.

Eligibility: The meeting topic should be relevant to the research and training goals of the HBI. Conferences, symposia and workshops must be held in Alberta and the organization should involve significant input and participation of HBI members and trainees. 

Value of Award: The maximum amount available for a conference, symposium or workshop is $500.

Requests for funds should be emailed to and must include the following:

  • name of the conference and sponsoring organization(s)
  • names of organizing committee members
  • meeting location
  • tentative program for the conference, including names, positions and talk titles of speakers
  • expected numbers of attendees (including trainees) from the HBI

Alternately, a copy of a conference support application to another agency (eg. university conference support program etc.) may be submitted along with a note indicating the relevance of this meeting for HBI support as per the eligibility conditions outlined above. 

This program is subject to availability of funds.