Travel awards

Developing Country Congress Attendance Fund awards


The ISAE has partnered with the Open Philanthropy Project to develop a fund for farm animal behavior and welfare scientists and others wishing to attend the annual congress from developing countries, including, but not limited to, those countries identified as having the potential to move towards intensification of production. The fund is US$20,000 and will be allocated to cover the full sum equivalent to the cost of the registration, accommodation, reasonable travel expenses, visa fees and subsistence. Full details of the award can be downloaded here.

Applications for funding will be reviewed by the Developing Countries Congress Attendance Fund Committee, and will be prioritized on the basis of financial need and potential for impacting farm animal welfare in the home country. Applications should be submitted by April 15th 2017 and successful applicants will be notified by April 30th 2017.

The application must contain all of the following information:

  1. Name of applicant
  2. Postal address and email address (or fax number)
  3. Your occupation or position, e.g. student, active researcher, government employee, official veterinarian, past researcher etc. and brief summary of duties associated with that position
  4. A brief characterization of animal agriculture in your home country (for instance, proportion of smallholder compared to industrialized systems, growth within different sectors and some of the main animal welfare challenges)
  5. A justification for why the award should be received. What you hope to gain from attending the conference and how you expect to apply the new knowledge to improve farm animal welfare in your home country?
  6. A budget, including the total cost of congress attendance (registration, accommodation, travel, visa fees and subsistence)

The application information requested above should not be more than 2 pages. It should be accompanied by a brief CV of up to 4 pages, including major accomplishments, a list of publications and/or presentations by the applicant (if applicable), and a copy of any abstract that may have been submitted to the congress.

If you wish to submit an abstract for consideration as a poster presentation, you may still do so, by following the directions included in the further details here, though this is not a requirement.

Applications should be sent to Jeremy Marchant-Forde, ISAE Senior Vice-President at Jeremy.marchant-forde@ars.usda.gov 

For additional information, please contact Jeremy Marchant-Forde, ISAE Senior Vice-President at Jeremy.marchant-forde@ars.usda.gov

 

ISAE Congress Attendance Fund awards

The ISAE has established a Congress Attendance Fund to support the attendance of ISAE members at the annual congress. The fund will be no less than GBP 2,000 and will be allocated to needy ISAE members to contribute to the congress registration fee or congress accommodation (but usually not travel to the congress).

To be eligible, the applicant must be a member of ISAE before submitting their application. The applicant must have submitted an abstract and money will only be allocated if their presentation is accepted.

Applications for funding will be reviewed by the Congress Attendance Fund Committee, and will be prioritized on the basis of financial need and quality of the abstract. Researchers and students from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply for this support. Successful applicants will be notified immediately following acceptance of abstracts. Please note that support from the Congress Attendance Fund to any one person is limited to once in any 5-year period – if you have received funding in the last 5 years, please do not apply. The application must contain all of the following information:

  1. Name of applicant
  2. Postal and e-mail address (or fax number)
  3. The year the applicant became a member of ISAE
  4. Status of applicant e.g. student, active researcher, unemployed researcher, etc.
  5. A full justification explaining why the applicant should be given an award. There is no fixed format for this justification, as reasons will vary between applicants, but if no justification is given, the application will not be considered
  6. A total budget for attending the congress, including a statement of which part(s) is applied for from ISAE, and whether other finding is available to cover parts not funded by ISAE

The application itself must not be more than one A4 page. It must be accompanied by a short CV, including a list of publications and/or presentations by the applicant (including local and regional meetings) and a copy of the abstract submitted to the congress. Applications are due by March 5, 2017 and should be sent to Jeremy Marchant-Forde, ISAE Senior Vice-President at Jeremy.marchant-forde@ars.usda.gov For additional information, please contact Jeremy Marchant-Forde, ISAE Senior Vice-President at Jeremy.marchant-forde@ars.usda.gov


 

HSUS and HSI awards

For the past sixteen years, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and Humane Society International (HSI) has provided financial assistance for graduate students to attend the ISAE International Congress and present their research. We are pleased to be able to offer this award once again in 2017. This year, we will be accepting applications from students worldwide who have not been prior recipients of this award, and we will provide partial or full funding for three or more graduate students to present their research at the Congress. Selection will be based on the potential impact of the students’ research toward improving farm animal welfare and on financial need.

 

The travel award was developed with the following objectives:

  • To raise the profile of farm animal welfare as a discipline in animal and veterinary science colleges.
  • To encourage students to investigate issues in farm animal welfare.
  • To provide students the opportunity to attend the ISAE meeting to present their research and so they can meet with, and learn from, others who work in this discipline.

 

The following items are necessary for your application to be considered:

  1. Your name, contact information, academic institution, level of study, and the name of your advisor, along with a letter from you indicating:
    - your interest in animal welfare
    - your desire to attend this conference and what you hope to gain
    - the relevance of your research to the advancement of farm animal welfare
    - financial need
  2. An abstract of your research, which you would present at the International Congress. Travel awards are contingent on the acceptance of your abstract by the ISAE committee. Application for this travel award does not suggest that ISAE has received or will accept your abstract.
  3. Itemized list of travel expenses in US currency. 
  4. Letter of recommendation from your major adviser.

Note: Please send all materials together in one pdf or Word document (except, the letter of recommendation may be separate), and include your name on all pages. Deadline for submission is March 15, 2017. Applications should be sent to Dr Sara Shields at ISAE.Awards@hsi.org.

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