Travel Grant Applications
Early Career Scholars, participants who have received a graduate research degree (e.g., PhD) within the past seven years or who are in a graduate program leading to such a degree, may be eligible to apply for travel grants to join the pre-conference workshops and attend the conference. See below for additional information. If you have any questions, please contact ISSBD Society (www.issbd.org) or Dr. Julie Bowker (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Pre-conference Workshops for Early Career Scholars
International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development is planning five Pre-Conference Workshops for early career scholars – participants, who received a graduate research degree (e.g., PhD) within the past seven years or who are in a graduate program leading to such a degree - to be held in Vilnius on Sunday, July 10, 2016, the day before the main ISSBD 2016 sessions start. ISSBD anticipates providing travel support for a number of qualified early career scholars to attend one of these pre-conference workshops and the ISSBD 2016 conference. Applications from early career scholars from any country are welcome. Please note that travel grants will only be awarded to early career scholars who apply for and attend one of the pre-conference workshops AND who have at least one abstract accepted for the 2016 Biennial Meeting.
Procedure for Application
Interested Early Career Scholars should apply to register for the pre-conference and request travel funding support via this application form. In addition to the completed application form, the following are required: (1) An abstract of 250 words describing current research work; (2) A 2-page curriculum vitae; and (3) A reference letter from a senior scientist familiar with your research work (preferably an ISSBD member). If possible, please submit the application form and the three required items as a single PDF. If this is not possible, please try to submit the application and the three required items as a single MS Word document. Ensure that the name of the document(s) you submit includes your surname as the first word of its filename. Submit your document(s), using the subject header “Application” to Goda Kaniusonyte at: email@example.com. Please note that applications for a travel grant will only be considered from individuals whose academic contribution to the ISSBD 2016 conference in Vilnius (poster, poster workshop or symposium) has already been accepted for presentation. Therefore, please send your application only after you receive a confirmation from ISSBD 2016 Scientific Committee about the acceptance of your contribution (notifications will be sent by December 15th, 2015). Please also note that incomplete and late applications will not be accepted.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION
December 30, 2015.
Decision time-frame: funding decisions will be made in as timely a way as possible, and communicated via e-mail.
Other workshops for Early Career Scholars
In addition to preconference workshops (which will occur the day before the Biennial Meeting), ISSBD will be offering early career scholar workshops on each day of the Biennial Meeting. These workshops are free, open to any and all early career scholars, and will not require any preregistration. They will be held during the lunch hour on each day of the conference and will cover topics such as advanced research methodology and statistics. More details will be made available soon.