The European Elasmobranch Association grants every year a number of Student Travel Bursaries to help cover costs to attend the EEA Annual Scientific Meeting. Admitted are students that are currently enrolled at a University or College for undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate studies.
If you have registered and made payment for the conference and have submitted an abstract for oral presentation (NOT POSTERS) you are invited to apply for the Student Travel Bursary to assist with travel costs. Your payment status on the registration and your presentation slot will be checked. If you are not presenting you will not be considered for the bursary.
Complete applications must be received by a deadline shown in the form below. After this deadline, the EEA Scientific Committee will review the abstracts of Student Travel Bursary applicants and will nominate five students to be awarded €250 towards travel costs. One non-student bursary from a developing country may be awarded at the discretion of the board.
You will need to submit 3 documents: the application form which includes your extended abstract, your CV and a letter of recommendation from your supervisor.
Please note, successful bursary candidates will be notified before the conference but bursary will be given at conference.
Recipients of the Student Bursary share their expierences with us:
I was excited to attend and present at this conference, which I have heard about for several years by my colleagues but unfortunately couldn’t join before. The EEA conference in Amsterdam was a wonderful experience and opportunity for me and it was my first time presenting in a scientific conference. The conference was organised beautifully, with interesting talks both by keynote speakers and an array of students, researchers, conservation enthusiasts and management experts. Everyone who attended this event was there to hear and be heard, to share ideas and knowledge about shark conservation, management and the science needed to execute these. The Tropical Institute became a sharks’ and rays’ haven for 3 days in which we have shared our experience and thoughts on the subject. For me, this experience was extremely important for connecting with future colleagues and expand my knowledge for forthcoming research and conservation efforts. The current status and studies on sharks around the Mediterranean Sea finally received attention much needed to start a change. The conference had given the opportunity for Mediterranean researchers and conservationists to communicate and we are currently working together towards a big-scale collaboration.
I was very fortunate to take part in this event with the support of the student bursary assistance and will look forward to next year’s conference!