Travel fellowships for the Biocuration 2016 Conference

The International Society for Biocuration and The Ninth International Biocuration Conference are pleased to provide current ISB members with travel fellowships for students, junior curators, curators from low-income countries, and from countries suffering from natural disasters.

We intend to support a total of twelve (12) applicants.

Please note that applying for a fellowship does not guarantee that you will receive funding.

Award:

– A total of twelve travel awards will be issued. Eight (8) awards of up to CHF1,000 and four (4) with up to CHF500 as micro-grants.
– The Amount per travel fellowship will depend on registration and travel costs. Funds will be transferred on a reimbursement basis and receipts will be required.

Requirements and procedures:
Each applicant for a travel fellowship must satisfy the following conditions:

– The applicant must be a current ISB member. To sign up, go to http://biocuration.org/membership/membership-levels/
– The applicant must have been selected for a poster or oral presentation at the 9th International Biocuration Conference.
– Only the presenting author from a multi-author abstract may apply for a fellowship.
– The applicant must submit an accompanying letter explaining why s/he is requesting travel funds: please remember we are encouraging junior curators, curators originating from low-income countries, and curators from countries suffering from natural disasters.
– Application materials should be sent to intsocbio@gmail.com with the subject ‘Travel Fellowships to Biocuration 2016‘.

Note: The applicant should review visa requirements and make any necessary arrangements of her/his own.

Application deadline: 4 March, 2016
Notification of acceptance: 11 March, 2016
Conference Dates: 10-14 April, 2016