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Call for Proposals - McLaughlin Symposia in Infection and Immunity

FROM: Ashok Chopra, PhD, CSc, Chair, McLaughlin Fellowship Committee

The James W. McLaughlin Endowment supports an international symposium series entitled "McLaughlin Symposia on Infection and Immunity" that is held in Galveston each year. These symposia are chosen by the McLaughlin Committee from proposals submitted by UTMB faculty. These symposia include invited lecturers recognized as outstanding in their fields plus poster sessions/platform presentations during a 2.5- to 3-day meeting.

The McLaughlin Committee is now requesting proposals from faculty who wish to organize a 2012 McLaughlin Symposium. The deadline for submission of these proposals is November 15, 2010.  The meeting can occur anytime during 2012. 

The McLaughlin Committee encourages the inclusion of co-organizer(s) from other research institutions to enhance the diversity and quality of the symposia. Plans for these meetings should be made far in advance to obtain the best quality speakers and broadest range of participants.

Proposals are usually no more than 2-3 pages in length or as appropriate.

The McLaughlin Endowment plans to provide $30,000 for the selected symposium, depending on the size and length of the meeting. Applicants are encouraged to consider additional funding sources including NIH R13 support. Instructions for preparing proposals are posted at Information about the first eleven McLaughlin Symposia, and the upcoming 2011 Symposia are also available through this link.

Questions regarding applications should be directed to

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