What is OTS Local Delivery?
OTS Local Delivery consists of local or regional meetings organized and hosted by OTS members. The objective of these meetings is to further the sharing of knowledge amongst oligonucleotide therapeutics researchers and to cultivate professional development and networking.
What types of meetings or events will be funded through OTS Local Delivery?
We will support a variety of different event formats, including one-day local symposia with invited speakers, local networking events (particularly those geared towards professional development and/or junior scientists), and journal club or seminar series with internal or invited speakers. Creativity is welcomed!
How do I apply for an OTS Local Delivery grant?
You must complete an application, which can be obtained here: Local Delivery Application
What is the deadline to apply for funding?
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and will be reviewed twice annually,
on March 15 and November 15.
How much money is awarded for each grant?
A maximum of $2,000 USD per grant will be awarded, and the exact award amount will depend on the scope of the event(s) and the information provided in the application.
How are grants selected?
A committee consisting of members of the OTS Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Council will review and evaluate applications and award grants based on the merits of those applications.
How long do I have to use the grant funds?
Grant funds must be used to host an OTS Local Delivery event within 12 months of the funds being distributed. If you are unable to complete your event within 12 months, an extension must be requested or funds must be returned to the society.
Are there any restrictions on what the funds can be used for?
Awarded funds must be used in support of hosting OTS Local Delivery event(s) and may not be used to purchase alcohol for these event(s).
Can I request sponsorships or funding from other sources for our event(s)?
Can I reapply for funding?
You can apply for funding once per year (i.e. once per 12-month period), whether or not your previous applications were funded.
Do I have to be an OTS member to apply for a grant?
Yes, the primary applicant must be a member of OTS. If you are not a member, click here to join now.
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