The Guest Speaker Support Program is designed to disseminate knowledge to the Alberta research and science community by offering funding to help bring notable researchers in prion and protein misfolding science to Alberta to present lectures and to participate in panel discussions. These experts assist with planning or implementing collaborative research programs and/or explore and evaluate recent breakthroughs in prion science. Speakers might be involved in research related activities or public studies or both. Funds are provided primarily to offset the costs of travel and accommodation for guest speakers. In some cases, the Alberta Prion Research Institute will consider application for a contribution toward the cost of conducting an associated conference, symposia or workshop.
Alberta Prion Research Institute
Support of up to $1,500 is provided for speakers travelling within North America, and up to $2,500 is provided for speakers travelling from outside North America.