[Ip-health] solicitation of applications for funding to TPPA negotiating round in Dallas

Krista Cox krista.cox at keionline.org
Thu Apr 12 09:40:10 PDT 2012

The Union for the Public Domain (UPD) has received a grant to support
travel for civil society and academic experts to attend the remaining 2012
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.  The grant
will be used to support representatives working on access to knowledge and
access to medicines issues.

Selection criteria for the awards of these funds will be based on
the following:
* 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 the Texas round, please
send an e-mail to <krista.cox at keionline.org> with a proposed budget
who will forward your information to the UPD selection committee.

**Given the fast approaching round, including deadline for registration,
applicants are are encouraged to send their applications ASAP**

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

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