[Ip-health] Solicitation for applications for travel grants to remaining TPPA negotiating rounds

Krista Cox krista.cox at keionline.org
Fri Jun 10 04:49:17 PDT 2011

The Union for the Public Domain (UPD) has received a $25 thousand grant to
support travel for civil society and academic experts to attend the
remaining 2011 negotiating rounds for the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Agreement (TPPA).  The UPD Board is convening a
subcommittee of its board to solicit and review applications and to allocate
these grants, for attending 2011 rounds of the negotiations.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam round (20-24 June)
San Francisco round (6-14 September)
Lima, Peru round (24-28 October)

Selection criteria for the awards of these funds will be based on the
* Geographic diversity and representation, with preference given to
representatives from countries that are current negotiating or prospective
TPPA membership
* Area of expertise/substantive knowledge of the applicant
* Proven track record on issues covered by the TPPA
* Potential influence of the applicant

If you would like to apply for a travel grant for any of the remaining TPPA
negotiating rounds, send a note to Krista Cox <krista.cox at keionline.org> who
will forward your information to the UPD selection committee.

Given the size of the travel grant and the number of meetings, UPD will
undoubtedly not be able to fund all of the applications.

Krista Cox
Staff Attorney
Knowledge Ecology International
(202) 332-2670

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