Environmental Biotechnology Network

ECR Conference Travel Bursary

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

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:

World Congress of Soil Science 2022, 31 July-5 August 2022, Glasgow. (Acceptance notification will be in early February 2022)

ISME18, 14-19 August 2022, Lausanne, Switzerland, (deadline for submitting abstracts is 11 March 2022)

As ISME18 is one of our featured conferences, and we are in a Covid transition year, EBNet will be accepting applications from attendees providing Posters for this conference. In order to satisfy the bursary requirement for a Presentation we will instead be asking for a short video – suitable for upload for EBNet promotional purpose – from successful applicants. This would comprise a 5 min. talk explaining the poster, which we could use on the EBNet website (recorded at your convenience). This proviso would be a condition of the award.

International Cleanup Conference, 11-15 September 2022, Adelaide, Australia. (Notification of acceptance: mid-July 2022)

IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition, 11-15 September 2022 Copenhagen, Denmark (March 2022 Authors Notification)

Aquaconsoil 2021, the Netherlands. CHANGE: Aquaconsoil will now host a digital conference in June 2021. UPDATE: The next Aquaconsoil is expected in 2023.

Future proposed conferences, subject to change, include ISMOS 9, Edinburgh, June 2023 and IWA MEWE.

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.