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. [NOTE 2023: We have temporarily raised the Travel Bursary maximum level to £2,000 to reflect the rise in the cost-of-living and international flights.]

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.

Also, sponsored by EBNet and associated with the EBNet Working Group on Environmental Sensors and Wastewater Surveillance there is Testing the Waters 6. This will be held in Oxford from 26-27 June 2023. Abstracts by: 15 March 2023.
[Are you an ECR aiming to go to TTW6, Oxford? EBNet can help with ECR Travel Bursaries worth £200 towards Travel and Accommodation – just ask us (email EBNet@EBNet.ac.uk) to see if you are eligible.]

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.