As during previous years, IMO is making limited funds available to support participation in the IMC 2012. To apply for support, please e-mail your application to IMC Liaison Officer Paul Roggemans. In order to be eligible for support, the following conditions must be satisfied:
- The application must be submitted by an IMO member, but may also request support for other meteor workers.
- The proposal must state that all the candidates for whom support is requested are committed to attend the IMC (except for unforeseen circumstances) if the requested support is granted in full.
- Each person for whom support is requested must fill out an IMC Registration Form (preferably electronically) prior to filing the application. In the "Comments" box of the application, the person must specify that support will be requested as well as the name of the IMO Member who will file the application.
- For each person for whom support is requested, a brief curriculum vitae must be included, focusing on aspects relevant to meteor work.
- Each person for whom support is requested is expected to present either a talk or a poster at the IMC. He or she should indicate and detail this on the Registration Form.
- The application must contain the full paper of each talk and/or each poster intended for presentation, in PDF format.
- The application must explain the motivation for participating in this IMC and the importance of this participation to the person or group of persons for whom support is requested.
- The application must include a budget for travel costs and registration, and the amount of support requested. Other sources of external support, or their absence, must be mentioned. The proposal must also indicate to what extent IMO support is essential to attend the IMC.
Failing to address in full detail each and every of the above items in the application will result in its rejection without further consideration.
The applications should reach Paul Roggemans no later than Tuesday, 2012 May 1. The IMO cannot be held responsible for applications which are lost or arrive late.
The IMO Council will endeavor to communicate its decision within two to three weeks after this deadline. If the requested support is granted in full, the registration of all candidates involved becomes final. If the requested support is not granted, or only partially granted, the candidates involved should inform Paul Roggemans within two weeks after notification of the IMO Council's decision if they want to sustain or withdraw their registration. Most likely, the support will consist of waiving registration fees, which will be settled directly between the IMO and the Local Organizers. Any additional support, if granted, will be paid in cash at the IMC. It is not possible to get an advance on such additional support before the IMC.
Should the application be turned down, the 'early' registration fee (i.e., without the surcharge for a late application) will still apply provided the applicant settles this fee within two weeks after the notification of the rejection.
We strongly encourage all serious meteor workers who want to attend the IMC 2012, but who are prevented from doing so by financial considerations, to apply for support.