The section gives a limited number of grants to student members, mostly to support attendance at international conferences.
Call for travel grant applications to the NWE-IUSSI Section for attendance at the European Congress in 2024 in Lausanne, Switzerland
Application deadline: 15th March 2024
Travel grants will be made available to early career researchers who are registered members of the NWE-IUSSI to support attendance at the European IUSSI meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland (7th-11th July 2024). Please see below for details on eligibility criteria and the selection process. For any queries, contact the Section TreasurerDr. Christoph Grüter.
Eligibility criteria for award
The applicant must be a member of the NW European Section of the IUSSI (2024 membership paid before the 8th March 2024). Please note that we now also offer 3-year memberships.
The priority is to support and encourage student attendance. However, applications will be accepted from members who are not currently students but the applicants must provide a detailed justification for their application, including other sources of funding.
The applicant must have either submitted an abstract to give an oral or poster presentation, or be organising a symposium at the 2024 European IUSSI meeting.
Funds may only be used to support attendance at the 2024 European IUSSI meeting in Lausanne.
The amount requested must not exceed £400 GBP. Up to £500 is available if you travel by train to encourage more carbon-neutral travel.
The work presented must not be or have been the subject of another application to this or another IUSSI Section from the same or another applicant. Grants will be given only to the presenting author. Only one grant will be awarded per individual in this round.
Applicants are required to fill in the online application form covering the following information:
Name, University/Affiliation, Course and Year of Study (if applicable), Supervisor(s).
A brief (100-200) statement describing the benefits to the applicant of attending this conference. Note that if an applicant is not a student the applicant must provide a detailed justification for their application including details of other sources of funding (if applicable).
Title and abstract submitted for presentation at the conference (or title and description of the symposium being organised).
Breakdown of costs associated with the conference.
Amount requested from the Section.
Amount requested/awarded from other sources.
Support available from other sources
Confirmation that the applicant agrees to provide proof of attendance at the Congress and will agree to either
Participate in a live social media feed during the IUSSI meeting (e.g. X, Bluesky, Mastodon).
Write a report for the Section newsletter one month after their return.
Write a blog post on a personal, lab, or other relevant outlet within one month of returning from Congress.
The deadline for applications is 15th March 2024 and awards will be made available by early April so that delegates can register at the “early-bird” rate (available until 15th April).
Priority will be given to:
Abstracts rated highly for clarity and scientific merit
Applicants presenting a compelling case for why the conference is relevant to their studies and whose abstract is a clear fit for one of the Symposia
Applicants who have not received a travel grant from the section previously (during their current degree/position)
Applicants in the latter stages of their PhD studies
Applicants who have exhausted other alternatives for funding
The successful students applicants for the 2022 grants to attend the IUSSI meeting in San Diego were:
Hiruni Samadi Galpayage Dona
Natalia de Souza Araujo
The successful students applicants for the 2018 grants to attend the IUSSI meeting in Brazil were:
Jack Beresford, Kulmuni lab
Ryan Brock, Bourke lab
Dominic Burns, Robinson lab
Adam Devenish, Sumner lab
Eleanor Drinkwater, Robinson lab
Emeline Favreau, Wurm lab
Sanja Hakala, Helantra lab
Jack Howe, Boomsma lab
Patrick Kennedy, Sumner lab
Carlos Martinez Ruiz, Nichol & Wurm labs
Ash Samuelson, Gill & Leadbeater labs
Veronica Sinotte, Poulsen lab
Harry Siviter, Leadbeater lab
Robin Southon, Sumner lab
Benjamin Taylor, Sumner lab
Jens van Eeckhoven, Duncan lab
In addition, the following postdoc & non-students received grants:
David Collins, Bourke lab
Joanito Liberti, Boomsma lab
The successful applicants for the 2016 grants to attend the IUSSI meeting in Helsinki were:
Aaran Folly, Royal Holloway, UK
Anne Anderson, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Callum Martin, Royal Holloway, UK
ChrisAccleton, University of Sussex, UK
David Trenaor, University of Sussex, UK
Elizabeth Samuelson, Royal Holloway, UK
Feargus Cooney, University of Exeter, UK
Pinar Guler, Regensburg University, Germany
Robyn Manley, University of Exeter, UK
Shunlin He, Free University of Berlin, Germany
Saria Otani, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
The successful 2012 applicants were:
Gemma Baron, Royal Holloway, University of London
Gianluigi Bigio, University of Sussex, UK
David Collins, University of East Anglia, UK
Kirsten Foley, University of Leeds, UK
Peter Graystock, University of Leeds, UK
Marja-Katariina Haatanen, University of Turku, Finland
Jacob Holland, University of East Anglia, UK
Jonna Kulmuni , University of Oulu, Finland
Rowena Mitchell, University of Leeds, UK
Claire Morandin, University of Helsinki, Finland
Jenni Paviala, University of Helsinki, Finland
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