STUDENT TRAVEL GRANTS

In 2015, 234 student travel grants were allocated for the SMM conference, totalling over $97,000 in grants.

To apply, applicants need to be:

  1. a student by the time of abstract submission;
  2. submit an abstract for presentation;
  3. tick a box in the abstract submission form saying they wanted to apply for a grant.

The SMM Student Members-at-Large received a record number of applications (468), and managed to award 234 grants across three funding rounds. All students from developing countries were awarded a student travel grant. Students from developed countries were awarded student travel grants based on a lottery system. The amount awarded to each individual was based on: 1) travel distance and flight costs from their hometowns to the conference location; 2) whether the applicants were based in a developed or developing country. 

For any further queries, please contact the student Members-at-Large, Sarah Kienle and Laura Feyrer at: smal@marinemammalscience.org

To apply for a student travel grant for the 2017 conference, at the time that you submit your abstract, also indicate that you would like to be considered for a student travel grant, select your current student status and be sure to upload a letter from your academic supervisor confirming your student status before the abstract submission deadline on March 29, 2017.

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