The Permanent Scientific Committee of the International Fiscal Association invites not-for-profit academic institutions around the world to apply for funding for an academic or scientific conference on matters of international or comparative taxation. The conference should take place in the fall of 2019. The available funds consist of up to € 5.000 for preparatory work and € 20.000 for the conference itself. IFA Branches and affiliated institutions are not eligible to apply.
Applicants should submit to Central IFA a detailed proposal which provides sufficient information as to the organisers, the topic, the program and the envisaged speakers. The application should include an explanatory letter which highlights the practical and theoretical relevance of the topic, the current state of research and the progress to be expected from this conference. Proposed speakers should include tax experts from different professional backgrounds and jurisdictions. Institutions from developing and emerging countries are specifically encouraged to apply.
The conference will be held on a pro bono basis (no honoraria paid to organisers or speakers; entrance fees paid by participants should cover costs only). Additional funding might be provided by the organising institution, the local IFA Branch or sponsorship by third parties. Applications must be made by 31 December 2018 and submitted by email to Central IFA: firstname.lastname@example.org .