ECR Conference Travel Bursary

We have a limited number of ECR* Conference Travel Bursaries, allocated competitively by call to pre-selected conferences only. 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.

We will close the call 2 weeks after the conference notification. The following conferences are currently open:

  • IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition, 18-23 Oct 20, Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Submissions close: 30 Oct 19
    Notifications: 15 Apr 20
  • ISME18, 19-14 Aug 20, Cape Town, South Africa
    Submissions close: 06 Mar 20
    Notifications: 20 Apr 20

Future proposed conferences, subject to change, include Aquaconsoil 2021, International Cleanup Conference 2021, World Congress of Soil Science 2022, ISMOS 2023 and 8th IWA Microbial Ecology and Water Engineering Specialist Conference.

*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. 

To be considered a Young Professional you must have been employed, post-graduation, for no more than 3 years outside academia in some form of R&D capacity.