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2018 ISSB-SIBIOS Travel Grants for young researchers
The International Society for Subterranean Biology (ISSB-SIBIOS) announces that it will fund five travel grants of 500 euros to support students and young scientists, in order to attend and present their research results at the 2018 International Conference on Subterranean Biology (ICSB) in Aveiro, Portugal.
Eligibility: Undergraduate students, graduate students, and young scientists who recently earned their Ph.D. degrees in 2014 or later are eligible.
Application: The application deadline is midnight, 1 February 2018. Submit via email, with “Travel Fellowship Application” on the subject line, the following material:

  • 1. A letter of application, addressed to the “Scientific Committee, ICSB 2018,” including an explanation of the significance of the presentation to the field of subterranean biology.
  • 2. An updated CV.
  • 3. Title and abstract of the presentation (follow instructions on abstract preparation on the conference website).

Application Review: All applications will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee of the 2018 ICSB. Selection criteria will include scientific quality, funding situation at home institution, and balanced geographic representation. Successful applicants will be notified individually and announced on the 2018 ICSB website by 15 February 2018.


ICSB Student Awards Announcement

One award for the best student oral presentation and one award for the best student poster presentation will be given at the 2018 ICSB. Members of the scientific committee will serve as the jury during the conference. The winner of each award will be announced at the conference banquet. The award consists in a one-year membership in ISSB (membership will be extended for one year if the winner is already a member). Any student enrolled in an academic institution and has not obtained a Ph.D. degree before the conference is eligible.

You must send an email to the organisation before August 1, 2018, to inform the scientific committee that you wish to compete for the awards, along with the name and email address of a faculty member who may verify your eligibility.

More information will be available soon.