EFFE promotes and assists study and research in the field of biological communication by providing financial support to the projects approved by the EFFE governing committee. There are two grants available.
Membership in the BCA is not a requirement for receiving an Endowment Fund for Education Grant, however members of the Selection Committee, or their relatives, are ineligible. Any student, trainee, biocommunicator or institutional program that can demonstrate a need for project funding may apply.
The BIOCOMM Educational Grant is available only to BCA members who qualify and is awarded based on financial need to attend a BIOCOMM conference. Total funding will not exceed the cost of registration, accommodations and transportation up to $2,000.00.
The EFFE fund has awarded grants to applicants from several countries for a wide variety of projects such as preparation for certification, attendance at workshops, photographic exhibit support, and the development of new imaging techniques for the microscope. Awards are limited to no more than 33% of available funds for the year and are typically $1500 or less.
Some examples of projects that could possibly qualify for an EFFE grant include:
Here are a few examples of educational projects that were supported by grants from EFFE.