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 (if notification is delayed we will follow suit). The following conferences are currently open:

  • IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition, 18-23 Oct 20, Copenhagen, Denmark. UPDATE: POSTPONED UNTIL 9 – 14 May 2021
  • ISME18, 19-14 Aug 20, Cape Town, South Africa UPDATE: NOW POSTPONED UNTIL 21 – 26 August 2022
  • Aquaconsoil 2021, the Netherlands CHANGE: Aquaconsoil will now host a digital conference in June 2021, followed by a physical conference in June 2022

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

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.