Travel Awards for MS/PhD students

European Membrane Society is aware of the difficulties that early stage researchers may face for participating in international conferences. EMS therefore launched a programme for supporting participation of early-stage researchers (Young Academics) in international membrane conferences. Support will be provided to cover the conference fee excluding accomodation and meals (when included in the conference fee) up to a maximum of 800€.

Duration: 1 year

[1] This is maximum number of awards that can be issued by EMS. The actual number of awards might be varied with respect to applications evaluation procedure. EMS retains its right to solely change the number of issued awards or cancel the call without prior notification.

[2] The EMS retains its right to solely change Application dates without prior notification if the date of notification of abstract acceptance and/or deadline for early registration fee is changed by conference organizers. All applications will be evaluated on equal basis after the closing of the call.

[3] Travel awards to ICOM 2020 (online conference) will be converted into conference fee awards.

[4] The “copy of the abstract” and the “proof of acceptance of the abstract for poster communication” are not required for applications to the EMS Summer School 2021 travel awards.

Eligibility:

The applicants should have a valid membership at least from the deadline of each call for Travel Awards till the end of the conference. This is a requisite for the transfer of the award to the winners.

Application:

The applications will be accepted by the EMS council upon reception of all the documents specified below within the opening call period.

Unless stated otherwise the documents to submit are:

  1. a copy of the abstract accepted for oral or poster communication by the conference organizers
  2. proof of acceptance of the abstract for oral or poster communication, which must be submitted no later than 1 week after the announcement by the conference organizers.
  3. CV of the candidate (2 pages max.)
  4. motivation letter (1 page max.)
  5. proof of studentship
  6. proof of membership

The CV of the applicants, besides other relevant information, must include the following points:

  • commencement date of the PhD/MSc studies
  • list of publications identifying the ones in which the applicant is the first or corresponding author
  • poster and oral communications as presenting authors in previous conferences

As a proof of membership are only considered documents emitted by the EMS, mentioning clearly the number and expiration date of the candidate membership, such as: the letter/email sent by the EMS validating the membership or the copy of the EMS webpage of the candidate confirming the validity of the membership.

Proposals will be selected against the following criteria:

  • Scientific quality and originality of the contribution
  • Applicant’s profile (CV)
  • Applicant’s motivation

The applications will be reviewed by a panel of referees with final decisions made by the EMS Council. Selected candidates will be contacted by EMS. Transfer of the funds corresponding to the grants will only be made after Conference organizers confirm the registration.

Awardees agree, upon submitting the application, to write a short report (max. 1 A4 page) on the conference. The report should be submitted up to 90 days after the end of the conference. The non-submission of the report excludes the possibility of the EMS member to apply for further EMS applications/benefits.

The poster and/or oral presentation(s) presented by awardees at the conference must include the following acknowledgment: “[NAME] acknowledges European Membrane Society for providing of travel grant” and the EMS logotype.

Comments:

  1. The EMS retains its right to solely change application dates without prior notification if the date of notification of abstract acceptance and/or deadline for early registration fee is changed by conference organizers. All applications will be evaluated on equal basis after closing of the call.
  2. This is maximum number of awards that can be issued by EMS. The actual number of awards might be varied with respect to applications evaluation procedure. EMS retains its right to solely change the number of issued awards or cancel the call without prior notification.
  3. Please note that unless stated otherwise, participants who have already registered for one of the conferences listed above may still apply for an EMS Travel award, as long as they fulfill the eligibility criteria and follow all the application rules.
  4. Please note that the documents: “Copy of the abstract accepted for oral or poster communication” and “the proof of acceptance of the abstract” are not required to apply for the Travel Awards to the 37th EMS Summer School 2019.