Travel fellowships for Volvox 2019

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Registration for the Fifth International Volvox Conference (July 26-29, 2019) will open next month, but meanwhile there are several opportunities for students and postdocs to apply for financial help. The newest of these (and the one with the nearest deadline) is a set of five travel awards from the Kato Memorial Bioscience Foundation:

Funding from the Kato Memorial Bioscience Foundation for five travel awards for overseas (i.e. non-Japanese) students (PhD, Masters, undergraduates) and postdocs for Volvox 2019, 26-29 July, Tokyo is now available. Travel awards are 50,000 yen per person (~$500 US) and will be distributed at the Volvox 2019 registration desk by the local organizers, on 26 July 2019.
Applicants are required to submit a pdf file of the completed application form (download here) to Volvox2019 Office (E-mail: volvox2019 (at) by February 20, 2019. Five awardees will be chosen based on their abstract and need for financial support. The successful applicants will be informed by March 1, 2019. Travel receipts must be submitted to the local organizers at the conference to be eligible for reimbursement.

February 20…that’s next Wednesday! Here, then, is the current list of sources for travel money, along with their deadlines:

Kato Memorial Bioscience Foundation – February 20 (not available to Japanese researchers)

Royal Society of Biology – March 1

Society for Experimental Biology/Company of Biologists – March 31

British Phycological Society Student Bursary – May 1 (must be a BPS member for three months before applying)

International Phycological Society Paul C. Silva Student Grants– May 30


If you know of other travel awards that could be used to attend the Volvox meeting, please let me know (comment or email), and I’ll announce them here.

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