Financial support

Participation in the IAVS 2015 Symposium is financially supported in two independent ways: (1) a reduced registration fee for registered students, and (2) financial support for vegetation scientists facing financial challenges.

Reduced registration fee for students

The IAVS 2015 Local Organising Committee offers students the opportunity to register at a reduced registration fee.

Financial support for vegetation scientists

IAVS is offering travel grants to attend the IAVS Symposium in Brno to vegetation scientists facing financial challenges. These grants can cover the costs of the IAVS Symposium (travel, accommodation, conference fee) in full or in part.

Eligibility criteria

  • The applicant has to be a member of IAVS.
  • The applicant will present a talk or poster at the Symposium.
  • Both students and non-students are eligible.

Application procedure

  • Send a motivation letter to the IAVS Administrator (Stefan Bradham, by 15 February 2015.
  • In the motivation letter (maximum 1 page), explain why you want to attend the IAVS Symposium, its possible benefits to your future research, and if applicable, how previous experiences/success with other conferences have helped your research. Indicate the approximate amount of support (in euros) you ask for, and which expenses you need to cover (travel, conference fee, accommodation, or any combination of these). State clearly that you have no or only partial financial support from your institution for attending the IAVS Symposium. Add a preliminary abstract of your talk or poster and a brief CV.
  • The applications will be handled by the IAVS Global Sponsorship Committee (GSC), which will make all decisions about financial support. The selection of grantees and the decision on the amount of the individual travel grants will be based both on the personal merits of the applicants (e.g. abstract quality, motivation, CV) and their needs (e.g. income situation, travel costs to Brno).
  • All the applicants will be informed about the decision of the GSC by 31 March 2015.
  • Conference fees and accommodation costs of the awardees will be covered directly by the IAVS Secretariat.
  • Travel expenses of the awardees will be reimbursed after the Symposium based on the original receipts/tickets. Special arrangements can be made for those awardees who cannot pay tickets in advance.