What is the sponsorship of a specialty symposium?

The International Commission for Acoustics (ICA) will consider requests for sponsorship of Specialty Symposia in Acoustics.

Symposia sponsored or co-sponsored by organisations that are members of the ICA can apply for a Grant of up to € 1500. This amount of financial support is mainly provided by ICA (and ASA) to contribute towards the expenses associated with participation in the symposia for Distinguished Speakers, Young Scientists and especially for Scientists from Developing Countries. A listing of the symposium will be included in the ICA Calendar of Events.

Which event is eligible for sponsorship?

Symposia can include workshops, schools, and other types of meetings on acoustics. Support for specialist regional meetings or national meetings, especially in developing regions, may be considered if the meeting has an international character.

ICA sponsorship is normally limited to an international symposium on a specialized topic with an anticipated small attendance typically no more than 300.

The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) is contributing additional funding to this sponsorship program for support of symposia in developing countries with an anticipated attendance less than 100.

In the case of larger or non-specialised meetings, application can be made for a grant from IUPAP, the International Union For Pure and Applied Physics or IUTAM, the International Union of Applied and Theoretical Mechanics.

When to apply?

The application cycle is from January to October of the year preceding the event.

Sponsorship requests are screened by ICA Executive Officers and ASA Committee on International Research and Education (CIRE) every year between November and December.

The deadline for submitting applications is 31 October of the year preceding the event.

How to apply?

Fill the Application Form with the following information:

  • Title of the event
  • Date of the event
  • Expected number of participants
  • Registration fee
  • Event Organizer
  • Organization or contact person e-mail address
  • Event web address
  • Organizing Committee
  • Meeting venue
  • Description of the meeting
Where to Apply?

Please complete and submit the Application Form available at the link below.