***Unfortunately POLLEN20 has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that the travel bursaries scheme is no longer running at present. Elements of the conference may move online – however please check the POLLEN20 website for up to date information.***
Applications are now welcomed for travel assistance bursaries, open to attendees of the POLLEN20 conference.
SIID and the BIOSEC project are offering up to 8 awards to assist with attendance at the POLLEN20 conference. Eligible candidates can apply for up to £500 to cover the costs of travel, accommodation, subsistence and/or the conference registration fee.
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
- have paper accepted and be registered to present in person at POLLEN20
- the paper must be related to security and biodiversity, specific topics include (but not limited to) illegal wildlife trade, militarisation of conservation, poaching, anti-poaching, conservation law enforcement, technology for conservation etc.
- be a PhD student or early career scholar from the global South (i.e. not more than 2 years post PhD completion), OR a PhD student (from anywhere) who is not in receipt of a scholarship for their studies
How to apply
Please send a statement of application of not more than 500 words to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 April 2020. The statement should provide the following information:
- author(s), title and short abstract of the paper
- a brief explanation of how you meet all of the eligibility criteria
- a breakdown of the total costs of attending POLLEN20 (travel, subsistence, accommodation, registration fee).
Other informationIn addition to the SIID/BIOSEC travel awards, a number of other POLLEN20 bursaries are available. Please visit the POLLEN20 website for an up to date list and details of how to apply.