Student Opportunities

Grant Opportunities

The ICRS 2016 Organizing Committee is pleased to announce a limited number of grant opportunities for delegates to participate in the 13th ICRS.

Update: We have awarded grants to over 44 people from 26 countries to offset the costs of travel, accommodation, and/or registration to attend the 2016 ICRS. We sincerely thank the sponsors for their generosity in enabling these delegates to participate.

Several donor organizations have committed funds to increase participation among select groups of individuals. Award amounts vary. For some awards, preference will be given to students and to professionals from specific geographic regions, based on donor established requirements and criteria. Additional grants will be awarded to ensure appropriate representation across all countries and stages of career/education.

Grant funds will be awarded to cover or partially cover the cost of a delegate’s expenses to attend the symposium. To be considered for a grant, you must have submitted an abstract for a poster or oral presentation at the ICRS 2016. Grant applications will be available soon after the opening of abstract submission.

For some awards, preference will be given to students and to professionals from specific geographic regions, based on donor established requirements and criteria. Each application will be considered within the context of all applications. Additional grants will be awarded to ensure appropriate representation across all countries and stages of career/education. Graduate students (Ph.D., Masters or equivalent) and Early Career Researchers (up to five years post Ph.D. - awarded after June 2011) also will be considered.

Important Dates:               

15 January 2016   Abstract Submission Deadline
1 February 2016   Grant Application Deadline
1 March 2016   Grant Recipients Notified
15 March 2016   Registration Deadline for Grant Recipients
1 April 2016   Grant Recipient Stipends Distributed

 

Those who are applying for a grant must submit an abstract by the 15 January 2016 deadline.  Grant applications must be submitted by 1 February 2016.  You will receive a confirmation via email when your application is received.

If you have already submitted an abstract and would like to submit a travel grant application, you must use the participant credentials supplied by email in your abstract submission confirmation to log into your attendee portal. Once you are on the User Options page, select the Travel Grant Application option.

If you are awarded a travel grant, you will be informed by Tuesday, 1 March 2016. Successful applicants must register by Tuesday, 15 March 2016, in order to present at the conference. Please note that grants will be paid in U.S. dollars only.