An outcome of the VII Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Biology Symposium held in Christchurch in 1998 was the establishment of the SCAR Biology Student Travel Award Scheme, set up specifically to help NZ-registered postgraduate students to attend SCAR symposia. The award is administered by a group of executors set up under the auspices of the Royal Society of NZ’s Committee on Antarctic Science.
2013 SCAR Biology Travel Award – Applications now open
Applications are now called for travel awards to students performing post-graduate research registered at New Zealand institutions. This award will facilitate the attendance to the XIth SCAR International Biology Symposium to be held in Barcelona, Spain, between 16-19 July 2013. The committee reserves the right to make up to three awards based on the merit of the applications received.
Students must be registered at a New Zealand Tertiary Institution and pursuing biological research in Antarctica and/or the Southern Ocean. Priority will be given to students who intend to present a paper or poster at the symposium. Only New Zealand citizens or residents are eligible to apply. The awards will cover the full cost of an economy return airfare (New Zealand-Spain) and the full cost of the registration fee. Accommodation and food costs will not be covered.
Completed application forms must be sent electronically to Jordan King, Contracts Coordinator (International) at email@example.com. All applications must be received by 5pm on Monday 3rd December 2012. Decisions will be advised before 24th December 2012.
Contact Jordan King for information or assistance (04) 470 5780.