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Student conference grants

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 Treasurer Dr. Christoph Grüter

Eligibility criteria for award

Application process

Applicants are required to fill in the online application form covering the following information:

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). 

Selection process:

Priority will be given to:

  1. Students
  2. Abstracts rated highly for clarity and scientific merit
  3.  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
  4. Applicants who have not received a travel grant from the section previously (during their current degree/position)
  5. Applicants in the latter stages of their PhD studies
  6. Applicants who have exhausted other alternatives for funding

Previous applicants

The successful students applicants for the 2022 grants to attend the IUSSI meeting in San Diego were:

Adriaan Meiborg
Alicja Witwicka
Aoife Cantwell-Jones
Hannah Wolmuth-Gordon
Hiruni Samadi Galpayage Dona
Iona Cunningham-Eurich
Jacob Podesta
Jenny Livesey
Joanna Brebner
Kamiel Debeuckelaere
Liliana Fischer
Louis Bell-Roberts
Marco Mancini
Marian Priebe
Monika Yordanova
Natalia de Souza Araujo
Peter Xu
Victoria Blanchard

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
Elizabeth Evesham
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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