Applications for Matthews Funds should be submitted to the Chair of the International Liaison Committee, Professor Jonathan Evans (email@example.com
). The deadline for applications each year is May 1st. Decisions regarding funding will be communicated to applicants by June 30th. It is expected that funds requested would not exceed $5,000. Applicants, and the faculty invited to speak, must be INS members. The training event should take place in countries where neuropsychology is less well developed/resourced, with priority being given to applications from countries classified as lower or middle income according to World Bank/UN classification
The application should include the following sections:
- Program Title
- Program Director
- Program Director’s institution, address and email address
- Dates that the Program will take place
- Geographic area to be served by the Program
- Estimated number to be served
- Description of the specific program to be funded (including objectives, activities and a preliminary program). Give details of the faculty who will speak including qualifications and experience.
- Describe how INS funds will be used? State the specific goals you wish you achieve and how INS funds will be used to support the achievement of these goals. Outline any needs for support for speaker travel and accommodation expenses, meeting site hire, videoconferencing facilities, audio-visual equipment, translation, other services.
- Describe how the event will be promoted and how INS’s support will be publicized.
- Describe how you will inform delegates about how to join INS.
- Describe how the impact of the program will be evaluated.
Applicants must agree to provide a report and financial account within 30 days of the completion of the event. Please include in following information in the follow-up report:
- A brief summary of the event
- Total number of people who attended
- Number of INS members attending
- Participant evaluation of learning goals
- Evaluation of overall impact of the event
- Financial accounts
Applications will be reviewed by the International Resources Chair, INS Treasurer, and at least two of the International Resources regional representatives. Applications will be rated against each of the following criteria:
- The application includes a clear set of objectives for the training event
- The objectives for the training event are consistent with the mission of the INS and the Charles G. Matthews International Neuropsychological Development Fund
- Funds requested are clearly justified and reasonable
In addition, an overall quality rating will be given:
- Excellent application, priority for funding
- Good application, fund if possible
- Satisfactory application, consider request for revision, low priority for funding
- Poor application, do not fund
The final decision regarding funding will rest with the International Resources Chair and INS Treasurer, and if required, the INS President.