Symposium Proposal Submission – ISDP 2020

DEADLINE IS EXTENDED TO MAY 1, 2020 (please use online form below)

We are particularly interested in proposals that are likely to stimulate formal and informal discussion. Although the inclusion of a discussant is not a requirement, there should be integration of topics across the individual speakers. At least one speaker must be an ISDP member and speakers must represent different laboratories and locations. The Program Committee is also especially interested in a “Young Investigators Symposium”, the ISDP encourages submissions from investigators within seven years of earning a PhD to submit a Young Investigators Symposium. Student/Postdoc speakers invited to participate in the Young Investigator Symposium will be eligible for ISDP Student/Postdoc Travel Awards.

Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  1. Interest to ISDP members
  2. Innovation and novelty, including cross-disciplinary topics
  3. Reputation, country and diversity of speakers
  4. Likelihood that the symposium will generate discussion and/or stimulate fruitful interactions

One symposium will be awarded a Columbia University in the City of New York travel grant of $3000 to defray costs of attendance of symposium speakers (registration & travel, as per the wishes of the Symposium Chair(s). One symposium will be accepted as the Young Investigators Symposium. All symposium speakers who are not members of ISDP will be granted free membership and member discounted registration fees.

Before filling out the application form below, please download and view this example of a Symposium Proposal Submission.