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Funding News - Applications for NIH Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings Encouraged

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The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) encourages applications for NIH support for conferences and scientific meetings.  This announcement is made together with 25 other components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).*

The NIH recognizes the value of supporting high-quality conferences and scientific meetings that are relevant to its scientific mission and public health.  A conference or scientific meeting is defined as a gathering, symposium, seminar, workshop, or any other organized, formal meeting where persons assemble to coordinate, exchange, and disseminate information or to explore or clarify a defined subject, problem, or area of knowledge.

Eligible organizations include:  for-profit organizations; non-profit organizations; public or private institutions, such as universities, colleges, hospitals, and laboratories; units of state governments; units of local governments; eligible agencies of  the federal government; domestic institutions and organizations; and faith-based or community-based organizations.

For more information, potential applicants should contact Dr. Alan Willard, Chief, Scientific Review Branch, NINDS, Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 3202, Bethesda, MD  20892; telephone:  301-496-9223; fax: 
301-402-0182; e-mail:

*For a full list of supporting NIH components and a more detailed description of this announcement, please visit the NIH web site at: