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Travel Awards

Travel Awards to attend the 18th International Conference on Harmful Algae

ISSHA will have a limited amount of travel awards for students and postdoctoral investigators to attend the 18th International Conference on Harmful Algae, 21-26 October 2018, in Nantes, France.

Awards will be around $500US for students from European Institutions, and $1,000 US for non-European students. No support will be given to students of the hosting country.

Successful applicants will need to demonstrate that other sources of funds are available to supplement their award. Among the criteria for selection will be the following:

· Membership of ISSHA (If you are not a member, please join before the applications are reviewed)

· Availability of "matching" funds

· First time award applicants will receive priority over those who have received travel support in the past.

· Commitment to an oral or a poster presentation

· Quality or unique nature of science to be presented

· Demonstrated financial need

· Only one student application can be submitted per advisor

To apply for funds, please send your application letter as one complete PDF file to Dr. Christine Band-Schmidt (, Chair of Committee on Travel Awards. The letter should contain the information listed below. Please, write “ISSHA Travel Awards 2018" in the message subject of your message. Applications not submitted this way may be rejected.

The application letter should include the following:

1. Name, address, telephone, FAX, e-mail;

2. Institutional affiliation and educational status;

3. Advisor;

4. Research interests;

5. Activity at HAB 2018: poster or oral presentation, first or secondary author;

6. Copy of the abstract;

7. Firm estimate of round trip airfare costs, housing, meals, and other travel needs, if justified;

8. Other sources of travel funds (i.e., how will the remainder of the trip be paid, and how firm is that financial commitment);

9. Statement justifying the request for assistance (i.e. why do you need the money, what you will do if you don't get the award);

10. Short letter from your advisor explaining why these supplementary funds are needed;

11. Other information that might help in the decision process.

The deadline for receipt of applications will be June 1st 2018. Applications will be peer reviewed by the ISSHA Travel Award Committee and classified according to merits presented. Decisions will be announced in early July.


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