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Travel Awards and Benefits for Early Career Biogeographers
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Travel Awards for Students and Early Career Biogeographers

The International Biogeography Society and the Paleontological Society are awarding travel grants for students and post-docs to attend the 2013 IBS biennial meeting, 9-13 January 2013 in Miami, Florida. Grants will be awarded to individuals giving oral and poster presentations at the meeting; all applicants must be current members of the International Biogeography Society.

 

Paleontological Society Student Travel Awards

Travel grants are being offered to graduate students who are (or will become) members in the Paleontological Society (www.paleosoc.org). Awardees will be selected by the Paleontological Society. Awards will cover meeting registration costs or travel. If you would like to be considered for an award from the Paleontological Society, please be sure to select this option when you submit your application to IBS using the procedure described below (see How to Apply). If you do not receive an award from the Paleontological Society your application automatically will be considered for any one of the IBS awards, below, in which you also express an interest.

 

International Biogeography Society Travel Awards

Travel grants are being offered to support student attendance at the 2013 International Biogeography Society meeting in Miami, Florida, USA. Awards will cover meeting registration costs and attendance at a workshop. There are three types of award.

The Registration waiver award will cover registration costs and one workshop. These grants are intended for those who have most of their funding costs covered. Most of the awards made will be of this type.

The Small travel award will cover registration costs + one workshop + $300 for travel costs. These grants are intended for those who have some sort of funding that will help them pay for their travel arrangements.

The Large travel award will cover registration costs + one workshop + $500 for travel costs. These grants are intended for those who have no alternative funding, who otherwise would not be able to attend the meeting. Early career members from developing countries with no funding are encouraged to apply to these grants.

Eligibility: Awards will be made to individuals giving oral and poster presentations at the meeting. All applicants must be current members of the International Biogeography Society and either be (i) an undergraduate or graduate student, or (ii) an early career biogeographer, i.e. received the PhD less than two years ago. Please note that awardees must attend one discussion group (see below), and that they need to be registered in one workshop of their choice.

 

How to Apply: The standardized application form for all awards can be downloaded HERE. Applications and supporting materials are due by September 30th, 2012. Award recipients will be notified in mid-October, 2012. Applicants may apply for awards from more than one source if eligible, but only one award will be made to any single person.

Please contact ibstravelawards@gmail.com with any questions.

 

 

Activities and other benefits at the meeting

The Early Career Biogeographers Committee of the International Biogeography Society is organizing different activities and providing benefits for the student and early career biogeographers attending the 2013 meeting in Miami:

The Best student poster will be voted by several judges and by the general audience. Best posters will receive a prize and will be acknowledged during the meeting. If you are interested in having you poster under consideration please tick the corresponding box (and also the topic of the research you are presenting) during registration. Eligibility: being an undergraduate or graduate student. Please contact cjsorte@ucdavis.edu with any questions.

You will have the opportunity to participate in Discussion Groups with other young researchers, symposia speakers, and other senior researchers during lunch breaks (lunch is included). Different themes will be covered, from research topics to career advice. If you are interested in participating in these groups please tick the corresponding box (and also the topic of your research) during registration. Eligibility: being an undergraduate or graduate student, or an early-career biogeographer (you should have received your degree less than two years ago). Please note that for those receiving a travel award it will be mandatory to attend on of these these meetings. Please contact alira@ku.edu with any questions.

 

 

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