The 6IAS Travel Grants provide funds to assist students and early career researchers with travel costs associated with attending the meeting. Awardees may apply to receive up to AU$2,000 in funds. If you are offered a travel grant, you are responsible for booking and organizing your own transportation and housing. You must pay your own meeting registration fee and all other travel costs, then get reimbursement of the awarded grant. Grant recipients must physically check in at the symposium in order to provide proof of attendance. Funds will not be dispersed unless your attendance has been confirmed.
How to Apply?
The applications are now open and the application deadline will be the 30th of April 2020. Scientists who wish to apply for travel support must be the corresponding author, as well as the first and presenting author of their contribution, and they must submit an abstract by 14th of February 2020. Applicants should email firstname.lastname@example.org with budgeted application requesting funds for up to AU$2,000 including the title of the abstract submitted and the name of the session where the abstract was submitted.
Evaluation criteria and requirements
Travel support is for early career scientists. The nominee needs to satisfy the following criterion: Be an undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters/PhD) student or a scientist who has received their highest degree (BSc, MSc, or PhD) within the past seven years*. Preference is given to applicants from demographic groups who are underrepresented in Earth Sciences.
*Provided parental leave fell into that period, up to one year of parental leave time may be added per child, where appropriate.
Funds are also dedicated towards scientists from low, lower middle, and upper middle income countries as determined by the World Bank designation of Gross National Income per capita.
Additionally, travel grants may be requested by established scientists from low, lower middle, and upper middle income countries as determined by the World Bank designation of Gross National Income per capita.
The 6IAS support selection committee will decide about awarding support to individual contributions by 15 May 2020. Based on the information provided, some abstracts may be deemed not eligible and rejected automatically. Eligible abstracts are forwarded for evaluation.
All applicants will be informed after the decision.