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BINA will support its North American members working in Canada, Mexico and the United States to attend professional development activities within North America (or virtually, see list of pre-identified opportunities). This support takes the form of partial or full registration support only, coordinated through the organizers of the course/workshop. In unique circumstances BINA may also provide registration support for members not working in Canada, Mexico and the United States who are also members of other emerging national bioimaging networks to attend these North America-based professional development opportunities (see list of pre-identified opportunities).
Please be aware that under this Professional Development (PD) program BINA monetary support is provided through the course/workshop organizers, typically by BINA covering the awarded portion of registration expenses before applicants are billed by the organizers. BINA does not provide reimbursement of expenses directly to the course/workshop applicant. It is also important to note that BINA monetary awards are designed to cover course/workshop registration expenses. In rare cases they may cover lodging and food expenses if these are included with registration, but BINA is unable to cover travel expenses under this program. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Any BINA member and organizer of a course/workshop is encouraged to submit their course/workshop for consideration through an announcement in our August & September newsletters. In October of each year the BINA Professional Development Review Committee reviews these submissions from the community and identifies courses/workshops to be considered for BINA support during the upcoming calendar year. In the past, BINA has supported participation in the following courses/workshops through partial or full registration support of BINA members accepted in these courses. (Applicants for BINA support are expected to be BINA members at the time of application and BINA membership is free.)
Please note, the institution hosting the course/workshop must be willing and able to provide the Morgridge Institute for Research (the administrators of the BINA CZI award) with a single invoice for the total registration amounts being covered by BINA and adjust registration billing to course/workshop participants accordingly. BINA is unable to provide reimbursement of registration expenses directly to course/workshop participants through this program.
BINA members working outside of Canada, Mexico or the US, who are members of another bioimaging network organization (eg: Latin America BioImaging, African BioImaging Consortium), may qualify for BINA support to cover registration expenses for North American-based training opportunities. These opportunities will be coordinated through the administrators of the local bioimaging network. Networks interested in collaborating in this way should contact the BINA administrative team at email@example.com, at least three months before the deadline for applications for the course/workshop.
BINA works with the organizers of workshops/courses to develop a timeline so that applicants applying for BINA support will know the outcome of their BINA award prior to when final payment is required for the course/workshop. Typically the course organizers share the BINA application form with candidates that express a need for financial support in order to participate in their course/workshop. BINA’s Professional Development Review Panel for that workshop/course, reviews the applications, deliberates, and then notifies applicants by the date indicated in the application form (generally within 2 weeks of the application submission deadline depending on the number of applicants). Applicants who receive PD support will have their registration amount adjusted by the organizers, and will work with them to make payment of any final amount.
Eligibility for funding after previously receiving BINA PD support: If you receive professional development support from BINA you will not be eligible to receive an additional professional development award for any courses/workshops within the same calendar year. In the subsequent calendar year, preference will be given to applicants that have not previously received professional development support. Two years after the year in which you received support, your application for future professional developments support will be treated equally with other applicants.
Under this initial pilot program BINA has supported more than 70 members to participate in the courses/workshops indicated below in the past year. Comments shared by past course participants.
The list of courses will be released in early January after members have had the opportunity to submit their course/workshop for consideration in Aug/Sept 2022 and the Review Committee has identified those to be supported in 2023.
Below are some comments shared by past course participants.
The application to submit courses/workshops for 2023 will be open mid-August until October 5, 2022.Apply Here!