Grants and Awards

Travel Support Grant

Award Application Submission Deadline: 15 August, 2023, 25 August, 2023 (23:59 KTM Nepal)

To encourage the participation of outstanding candidates (researchers and students) from South Asia, a travel support award (max. US$ 450 each) will be granted as of the ISME agenda to support early career, microbial ecologists. We encourage women researchers in the region to apply for the travel support grant. The selection will be based on the evaluation of abstracts by the scientific committee. However, inclusiveness from under-represented South Asian countries will be carefully considered.

Who can apply for a travel support grant?

  • Students (M. Sc./Ph. D.)
  • Researchers (Post Doc/Early Career Researchers; maximum 5 years of experience)

Students of South Asian nationality are eligible to apply for the travel grant. To apply for this grant, you would need to meet the following requirements;

  • Must have an active M. Sc. /Ph. D. Student.
  • Must submit an abstract for a poster or oral presentation.
  • Presenting author at the oral or poster presentation.
  • The award will be given during SASME 2023.

Application Documents Requirement

  • Cover/Motivation Letter
  • CV
  • Recommendation from the Affiliated Institution

Submit the application including a Cover/Motivation Letter (firstname_lastname_student_travel_award.pdf), a CV (firstname_lastname_cv.pdf), and a Recommendation (firstname_lastname_recommendation.pdf) via email at sasme2023nepal@gmail.com and use the keyword “Travel Support Grant Application: Student Category”, in the email subject.

Post Doc and Early Career Researchers

To apply for this grant, you would need to meet the following requirements:

  • Applicant must be a national and employed at a university/institution located in South Asia.
  • Must submit an abstract for a poster or oral presentation.
  • Presenting author at the poster or oral presentation.

Application Documents Requirement

  • Cover/Motivation Letter
  • CV
  • Recommendation from the Affiliated Institution

Submit the application, including a Cover/Motivation Letter (firstname_lastname_ecr_travel_award.pdf), a CV (firstname_lastname_cv.pdf), and a Recommendation (firstname_lastname_recommendation.pdf) via email at sasme2023nepal@gmail.com and use the keyword “Travel Support Grant Application: ECR Category”, in the email subject.

Clearly state how participation in this conference will help in their research direction and why financial support is important.

Awards/Prizes

To encourage students and researchers from South Asia, ISME has sponsored the best presenter and best interjector prizes. A nominal cash prize will be distributed during the pre-symposium workshop and scientific writing workshops. The prizes will be awarded to 2 best oral and 2 best poster presenters. The best interjector prize will be awarded to 2 participants in the pre-symposium workshop and 2 participants in the scientific writing workshop.