Travel support for Latin America Light Microscopy - Train-the-Trainer course in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Below information provides an overview of travel support for the purpose of attending:

Course: Latin America Light Microscopy - Train-the-Trainer

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dates: 3-7 June 2024


Regions that are under-served must be presented with fair and equitable opportunities to attend courses organized or supported by Global BioImaging. The selection process will follow a scheme that maximizes the diversity of course participants and ensures equitable access globally. Our selection approach will maximize regional and national diversity amongst travel award grantees.

Equitable and diverse

Any eligible person (see prerequisites for application below) from around the globe is welcome to apply for a travel grant issued by Global BioImaging to attend the course. In addition to regional diversity, further promoting dissemination of knowledge to a broader base, national and institutional diversity will be considered. The number of travel award grantees from the same country will be limited and only one application may be selected from the same institution.

Prerequisites for application

  • You must be employed by a nonprofit research institution (institute, university, etc.)
  • You work in imaging core facility as a core facility imaging scientists (imaging facility director/manager, imaging facility staff) or work in a facility that provides access to and/or training in light microscopy technologies


The travel grant application form requires the following:

  • Applicant's role in an institute/imaging facility
  • Applicant's role in their local, national and/or regional imaging community
  • How the applicant plans to disseminate the knowledge gained at the course
  • Limited personal information such as gender for the purpose of gender balance and anonymized reporting

Selection criteria

The selection process will be based on information obtained from the submitted applications. A selection committee will review all travel grant applications and each member of the selection panel will score each application based on the following:

1. Applicant's role at their institute and/or imaging facility (up to 6 points)

Higher scores will be awarded to applicants who offer open user access, provide training to users and researchers at their institute.

Suggestions: describe your role in your imaging facility, your daily tasks in a facility e.g. user training, etc.

2. Contribution to the local and/or national and/or regional imaging communities (up to 5 points)

Higher scores will be awarded to applicants outlining their contribution to their local, national and/or regional imaging communities.

Further info: local imaging community: within institute/university; National imaging community: country-wide; Regional imaging community: involvement of two or more countries/region-wide/continent-wide

3. Dissemination of the knowledge gained at the course (up to 5 points)

Higher scores will be awarded to applicants outlining how they would disseminate the knowledge gained at this course to their colleagues and how the knowledge gained would be used to improve their imaging facility.

Suggestions: provide specific examples of giving talks/seminars, teaching at a workshop/course, etc.

4. Underserved regions (up to 2 points)

Applicants engaged in imaging communities not traditionally associated with high funding or resources will receive higher scores based on the UN report on Country Classification.

  • 0 points for developed economies countries (see Table A)
  • 2 points for countries with developing economies (see Table C)
  • 1 point for all other countries

The combined score awarded by all reviewers will be used to rank the applicants.

In the event when two candidates have an identical score, the tiebreaker will be resolved using the following in the order of:

  • The applicant comes from a country not represented by another successful applicant with a higher score
  • The applicant has the most significant potential to disseminate the knowledge gained at the course
  • The applicant is listed first alphabetically by surname

The remaining eligible applicants will be placed on the waiting list. Should a selected successful applicant not be able to attend the course, the next highest-ranked applicant on the waiting list will be offered the travel grant.

Application form

To apply for the travel grant, complete the following form:

Please note that you must also submit a separate course application form to be considering for the course. If you do not submit an application to the course at a separate link, you will not be considered for the travel grant.

Application deadline: 19 March 2024

Travel grant details

The maximal allocated amount per travel grant depends on the origin of travel.

The travel grant covers the following eligible items:

  • Round-trip airline ticket
  • Public transportation costs
  • Accommodation/lodging costs
  • Visa application fee and associated travel to/from embassy/consulate
  • Transit visa application fee and associated travel to/from embassy/consulate