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ECA Individual travel grant for students participating in the ECM meetings

The European Crystallographic Association will distribute travel grants among the particpating students, to encourage the participation of a large diversity of young researchers. The deadline for application is 1st of June of the year of the corresponding European Crystallographic Meeting (ECM).

The students who apply should satisfy the following criteria:

1.    The student should be under 35.
2.    The student should belong to the ECA “region”. The list of eligible countries
       can be found at the following address: ecanews.org/councillors.php.
3.    The student should be an individual member of the ECA. How to become an individual member
       is stated on the webpage ecanews.org/membership.php.
4.    The student should be registered in the IUCr World Directory of Crystallographers.
       It can be found at www.iucr.org/people/wdc .
5.    The student should be the presenting author of an accepted abstract.

The application form can be downloaded here. This file should be submitted in electronic form (word document) to grants.officer@ecanews.org before the deadline of 1st June of the year of the ECM applied for.

 

The ECA Scholarship Fund

The ECA is aware of the general economic climate and that this might be presenting hardship to crystallographic colleagues at all stages of their careers causing difficulty to attend an ECM. Thus we launch this call for donations from those that can help other colleagues to attend the ECMs by contributing to their costs.

Please contact the ECA Treasurer (treasurer@ecanews.org) to submit your donations (or use the donate button at the ECA site); typical donations might be approximately 100 Euros.

Applications for support from this Fund will be considered once per year, deadline 31st March of that year of the ECM. A one page statement of need and a one page summary CV should be sent to the ECA Secretary (secretary@ecanews.org).

Guidelines:

♦    Awards will not be for more than 50% of the estimated total costs of economy travel, economy
     accommodation and ECM registration fee. Receipts for expenses will be required.
♦    Not more than one award will be made to a person in a ten year period.
♦    Persons under the age of 35 years are to apply to the ECM Bursary Fund, not this Scholarship Fund.
♦    For any one ECM there should not be more than one application per Laboratory.
♦    An ECA Scholarship Fund awardee must have been an ECA Individual Member for at least 3 years
      at the date of the ECM for which the scholarship is requested, and be registered in the IUCr World
      Directory of Crystallographers at the date of application.
♦    A Sub-Committee of the ECA Executive Committee will decide the selection of the Awardees.
♦    Reimbursement payments will be made to the awardees by the ECA Treasurer at the ECM i.e. upon
      attendance of the awardee at the relevant ECM. Exceptions to this can be considered on appeal
      to the ECA Secretary i.e. to request an advance payment.