EvoStar 09:
Travel and accommodation bursaries
Application deadline: 1 March 2009

A limited number of travel bursaries & pre-paid accommodation places will be available for those attending EuroGP, EvoCOP, EvoBIO and EvoWorkshops 2009. Our intention is to offer assistance to as many people 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 from organisations whose papers have been accepted for presentation. Individuals from countries facing real financial hardship or who are travelling transcontinental journeys will also be considered. Providing support for conference travel and accommodation costs is meant to make it easier for individuals to obtain additional funding from their own institution, or from other sources.

Budget hotel accommodation has been reserved in Tuebingen to assist those who apply for the accommodation bursaries, which consist of three nights’ bed and breakfast costs paid directly by the organisers. The accommodation awards are limited to one award per organisation unless individuals are prepared to share in twin accommodation rooms. Being willing to share accommodation increases the likelihood of being given pre-paid accommodation, but single rooms are also available. In addition, a limited number of travel bursaries limited to a maximum 500 Euro per person are available, aimed particularly at those travelling long distances. These are paid retrospectively for travel costs. Used travel tickets, E-Tickets or similar receipts must be submitted after the conferences for reimbursement limited to the 500 EUR maximum award.

If you wish to apply for travel bursary or an accommodation place, email the
EvoStar Conference Coordinator with the following information (and please include TRAVEL BURSARY in your email subject header)
• Your name, organisation, country, and email details
• Your research area, student level and supervisor’s name
• Whether you are presenting work at this event, and if so, for which conference or workshop
• Whether you have registered and paid your fees
• Why you should be considered for a travel bursary (briefly, in a sentence or two)
• What level of financial assistance you require (travel or accommodation-only) If accommodation: please specify your preference for single or shared accommodation, and your gender if you are prepared to share a room.
• Any other relevant information for your application

The deadline for applications is 1 March and decisions will be made no later than 6 March and sent to all applicants.