Environmental Biotechnology Network

Conference Travel Bursaries for ECR’s

We have a limited number of ECR* Conference Travel Bursaries, allocated competitively by call to pre-selected conferences. However, given recent events, we currently welcome informal enquiries regarding relevant conferences not actively listed – email the Network Managers to see if they can help. Applicants must have been accepted for a platform presentations – any variation on this will be notified on an event-by-event basis. Download the Guidance and Application Form for more information.

Priority will be given to applications received within 2 weeks of the conference notification date (if notification is delayed we will follow suit). In order to satisfy the bursary requirement we will be asking for a short video – suitable for upload for EBNet promotional purpose – from successful applicants. This would comprise a 5 min. talk, which we could use on the EBNet website (recorded at your convenience). This proviso would be a condition of the award. As a finite resource these bursaries will be rationed across the lifetime of the Network so we do recommend early enquiries to avoid disappointment.

The following conferences are currently open:

ISMOS 9, Edinburgh, 27-30 June 2023. Abstract deadline: 6 January 2023.

Aquaconsoil 2023 will be held in Prague on 11-15 September 2023 in Prague, Czech Republic. More details will be announced soon.

The IWA Microbial Ecology and Water Engineering (MEWE) Conference will be held in Brisbane from 11-14 September 2023 in Brisbane, Australia. More details soon.

NOTE: In the event of non-attendance (for any reason) no EBNet bursary claim may be made – even for non-refundable advance purchases. We therefore advise that you ensure you have adequate insurance in place in advance of purchase.

*Definition of ECR/Young Professional

To be considered an Early Career Researcher you must be an academic/postgraduate/post-doctorate in a permanent position in a UK institution. This need not be full-time. Applicants at the time of submission must have no more than three years’ full-time employment (or the full-time equivalent taking account of career breaks, part-time employment, etc.) at lecturer or equivalent level and should not exceed 10 years in active postgraduate research studies and postdoctoral research employment.