travel bursaries

A limited number of travel bursaries and pre-paid accommodation places will be available for those whose papers have been accepted for eurogp, evocop, evobio, evomusart and evoapplications 2012.

Our intention is to offer assistance to as many students as possible and applications will only be accepted from those who have already registered for the conferences/workshops. Priority will be given to post-graduate students whose EvoStar papers have been accepted especially those travelling transcontinental journeys or from countries outside Europe facing real financial hardship. Providing part-support for conference travel or accommodation costs is meant to make it easier for individuals to obtain additional funding from their own institution, or from other sources.

There are two types of financial support:  for travel and for accommodation.

Travel bursaries are principally for students travelling very long distances and are limited to a maximum 500 Euro.  They are claimed retrospectively and travel tickets, hotel or similar receipts must be submitted after the conferences for reimbursement.

Accommodation bursaries are for pre-paid bed and breakfast accommodation for three nights and are primarily aimed at students residing within Europe.  Hotel rooms near the conference venue have been reserved and costs will be paid directly by the organisers.   Individuals prepared to share in twin accommodation rooms are given high priority, but some single rooms will also be available.  You can specify with whom you would like to share, and you will not be asked to share with anyone who is not of similar gender, age and nationality.   Please note that several strong EvoStar friendships and even research collaborations have resulted from students sharing accommodation!

If you wish to apply for travel bursary or an accommodation place, please complete asap the bursary application form

If you have any queries, please email the evo* Conference Coordinator:

Jennifer Willies

please include “TRAVEL BURSARY QUERY” in your email subject header.

The deadline for applications is 29 February.
Decisions will be made no later than 1st March and sent to all applicants.