Science and Society: calls to FEBS Constituent Societies 2018
The FEBS Science and Society Committee now invites proposals and input in the following areas from FEBS Constituent Societies:
'Science and Society' Constituent Society events on the Microbiome
As part of its societal remit, the FEBS Science and Society Committee runs a science and society session at the FEBS Congress, which this year explored the topic "Healthy Microbiome, Healthy Host?". The committee would like to build on this and reach a wider audience and to this end here announces a call for proposals from FEBS Constituent Societies to run a science in society event or activity under the same theme.
The exact format of the event/activity is up to the organizing society and the committee would like to support a range of activities from speaker events to educational activities, including for public engagement on this issue. Up to €2000 is available from FEBS to support this activity. Events or activities which involve more than one FEBS Constituent Society or which enable the sharing of an activity across Constituent Societies are encouraged.
Societies who wish to apply should check further information on the FEBS website's Science and Society page, and submit a 1-page outline of their event/activity along with the proposed budget by 22nd October 2018. Please note that applications must come from/be endorsed by the FEBS Constituent society and are limited to one application per FEBS Constituent society.
Views on the next EU framework program
Within its European science policy remit, the FEBS Science and Society Committee is working on how FEBS might influence the next EU framework program and would value views from FEBS Constituent Society leaders on the top priorities for the next framework. Please reply to Prof. Emmanouil Fragkoulis, Chair of the FEBS Science and Society Committee, outlining your priorities by 22nd October 2018. The committee would also be interested in your thoughts on any European science policy issues where you feel a collective FEBS influence might be appropriate.