Call for visiting researchers residency in 2018

The Brocher Foundation is inviting junior and senior researchers to submit proposals for a 2 to 3 day multidisciplinary workshop project on the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of new medical developments. The Brocher Foundation will host the event on the following periods: between 1 November and 14 December 2018, or between 9 January and 26 January 2019 at the Brocher Centre. Excepted the travel reimbursements which will be directly arranged by the organizers, the Brocher Foundation will be responsible for all the logistics, according to its standard.

The call will close on Sunday 7 May 2017, midnight GMT.

CONDITIONS

Composition

The workshop can have a maximum of 30 participants on which a maximum of 12 participants (including a minimum of 6 coming from European countries) will be entirely sponsored by the Foundation (travel, accommodation, catering).

Travel grant

The Brocher Foundation offers a grant up to a maximum of 6’000 Swiss francs to cover the travel expenses of 12 participants.

a) The grant covers only travel costs and cannot be allocated to other costs.

b) 3’000 Swiss francs will be paid when the proposal is selected for implementation.

The applicants will have to submit a financial report maximum 60 days after the end of the event. It will have to include a summary with receipts of travel expenses of each sponsored participants (maximum 2 pages).

As soon as the Brocher Foundation receives the required documents, the remaining amount will be paid.

c) If the grant amount is not fully spent by the applicants, the credit balance will be saved by the Foundation.

d) The grant only covers round trip economy class plane or train tickets to Geneva.

e) If the workshop is cancelled, the Foundation will request the refund of the 3’000 Swiss francs.

Accommodation

For an attendance of 30:

21 participants will be accommodated on the domain of the Foundation.

9 participants will have to arrange and cover their own accommodation in a hotel nearby.

Catering

Number of Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners per participant:

* Non-accommodated participants will have to arrange and cover their meals on the eve of the workshop.

Communication

In case of acceptance of your proposal, the Brocher Foundation will ask you to furnish:

a list of minimum ten persons interested in the field of your workshop,

a short bio and an abstract for each speaker (downloadable on the Brocher extranet).

The Brocher Foundation reserves the right to record and/or film the workshop for any future use.

Reports

The applicants will have to submit, within a maximum of 60 days after the end of the event:

a scientific report about the achievement of the application objectives and the workshop results (downloadable on the Brocher extranet).

a financial report. It will have to include a summary and receipts of the travel expenses of each sponsored participants (maximum 2 pages).

a hotel report (downloadable on the Brocher extranet).

Fees

Speakers will not receive any fee for their presentations.

Insurance

Participants are responsible for securing their own insurance policy in case of illness, accident or repatriation which could occur during their stay in Switzerland.

Publication

The Brocher Foundation considers the possibility of supporting a publication resulting from the workshop on the following conditions:

1. The excellence of the publication proposal.

2. The publication timeline.

3. Acknowledgment of the Brocher Foundation support and appearance of the Brocher Foundation logo on the cover of the book or publication (upon previous agreement with the Foundation).

4. The Brocher Foundation should receive 2 copies of the publication.

5. The presentation of the following text with the publication:

The Brocher Foundation mission is to encourage a research on the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of new medical technologies. Its main activities are to host visiting researchers and to organize symposia, workshops and summer or winter academies. More information on the Brocher Foundation program is available on www.brocher.ch.

If you wish to receive this additional support (this is not automatic) you should send to: scientificprog@brocher.ch, maximum 3 months after the end of the workshop, a proposal that would include: the content description, the type of publication (article, book, etc.), the publisher name, the amount requested (maximum 2000 Swiss Francs), the additional supports, the author’s name and a precise timeline of the project. The proposal should have a maximum of two A4 pages. The Brocher Foundation contribution to a publication is paid directly to the publishing house after receipt of an invoice and cannot cover writing, editing or administrative costs. The publication has to be finalized within a maximum of 2 years after the acceptation of the publication.

Decision

Owing to the high volume of applications, the Brocher Foundation is regrettably unable to provide individual feedback.

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