Young Academics

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.

Eligibility:

The Conference fee awards are intended for Young Academics (between 0-8 years upon the date of PhD completion) who are EMS members and presenting authors of either oral or poster presentations. The applicants should have a valid membership at least from the deadline of each call for Conference Fee Awards till the end of the conference. This is a requisite for the transfer of the award to the winners.

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 accommodation and meals (when are included in the conference fee) up to a maximum of 800 €.

Eligibility:

The Conference fee awards are intended for Young academics (between 0-8 years upon the date of PhD completion) who are members of the EMS and presenting authors of either oral or poster presentations.

The applicants should have a valid membership at least from the deadline of each call for Conference Fee 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. the 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
  3. CV of the candidate1 (2 pages max.)
  4. motivation letter (1 page max.)
  5. proof of young academic status including the date of PhD completion and a copy of the PhD certificate/diploma (copy of original and English translation maybe required)
  6. proof of EMS membership2

1The CV of the applicants, besides other relevant information, must include the following points:

  • date of the PhD completion
  • 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

2As 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 to be published on the EMS Membrane News and web-site. 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 Young Academics Conference fee award, as long as they fulfil the eligibility criteria and follow all the application rules.