Student Scholarships and Travel Grants
ConservationAsia2016 will offer a limited number of student scholarships and travel grants to assist early career conservationists, full-time local students as well as students from low-income and lower-middle-income countries, The objective of this initiative is to encourage promising students from Singapore universities, as well as enable talented individuals from the region who are otherwise limited by financial constraints to attend the conference. Monetary support would come in two forms:
1) Travel grants of up to SGD 500 to defray the cost of airfare; and
2) Scholarships in the form of registration and accommodation costs.
Scholarships/grants will be awarded on a competitive basis.
A number of different scholarship categories would be offered in this conference to cover applicants of various disciplines. Those who apply would be considered for all scholarship categories but will only receive a scholarship from one category if accepted. A summary of all available scholarships can be seen in the table below.
To qualify for a scholarhip/grant, applicants must be an early career conservationist (within two years of graduation) or a currently enrolled undergraduate/postgraduate student presenting a full talk, or poster + speed talk at Conservation Asia 2016. They must also demonstrate outstanding performance in a full-time university or college degree related to environmental biology, tropical biology or conservation biology at the time of the application deadline.
Finally, for all scholarship types except CDL Urban Ecology and Conservation Scholarhip, applicants must be based at an institution from low-income and lower-middle-income countries (as determined by the World Bank's groupings).
Please submit the following documents for consideration in your application:
Letter (1 page maximum) of request explaining your interest in tropical biology or conservation biology, your career goals in the long term, why do you want to attend the SCB-ATBC Asia Chapter, your current research and how it contributes to tropical biology or conservation biology, and what are you aiming to present at the conference. Please also provide an explanation of why you think attendance at this conference will help you reach those goals.
Abstract of full talk, or poster + speed talk.
Names and contact information for two references.
Curriculum vitae (2 pages maximum) including previous awards, education, publications, research activities and further information deemed relevant.
Scan of your currently valid student identification card.
Please do not submit thesis materials, assignments or publications.
How to Apply
If you meet the criteria above and would like to be considered for a scholarship/grant, please submit the completed application packet to Dr. Roman Carrasco (firstname.lastname@example.org) and make sure you check the appropriate box during registration.
The deadline for applications is 31 March 2016.
Award decisions will be transmitted by 18 May 2016.