Financial Assistance

A limited number of travel grants will be available to enable and support participation of students, early career scientists and scientists from developing countries to attend the conference.
Grants will be assigned based on the financial need and scientific merit of the proposed presentations described in the abstracts, the contribution to the conference and all supporting documents (see below). Priority will be given to:

  • Students: those pursuing their graduate studies (MSc, PhD)
  • Early Career Scientists: post-graduates and researchers who received their highest degree in 2008 or later
  • Scientists from emerging and developing economies

How to qualify for financial support?
In order to qualify for financial support the applicant must:

  1.  Submit an abstract of a paper to the conference, of which he/she is the principal author
  2. Submit a complete financial support application - a document that has the following information- short CV, short motivation statement (e.g. expected benefits from attending the conference), a signed recommendation letter from supervisor/director of host laboratory and information on the funding request, eg estimate of cost of flight.

The Scientific and Technical Committee will review all the applications and select the successful candidates based on the importance of their contributions to the conference. Successful applicants will be notified on the result of the selection process in due time.
The number of financial support awards is limited and we recommend applicants to provide all useful information and supporting documentation to make their case. Grantees must attend the entire conference in order to benefit from the financial support which covers the registration fees and reasonable travel and accommodation expenses. People selected for financial support will have their fees waived automatically.

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