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From: Peter Boyce <phymatarum at gmail.com> on 2020.01.27 at 01:22:14

International Aroid Society student travel grants to attend the 13th International Aroid Conference in Munich, Germany, July 27=E2=80=9329, 2020.

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We are pleased to announce that the International Aroid Society Inc. (IAS) has very generously set aside funds to support up to six student grants, each of up to US$2500, to enable attendance at the 13th International Aroid Conference in Munich, Germany, July 27=E2=80=9329 2020.

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Eligibility: applicants must be =E2=80=94

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=E2=80=A2=C2=A0=C2=A0 Enrolled in Masters (by research) or Doctoral programs, and working primarily on Araceae. [Consideration may also be given to such applicants who have recently graduated but who are not yet in full time employment.]

=E2=80=A2=C2=A0=C2=A0 Domiciled in a developing country, even if enrolled at a University in a =E2=80=98developed=E2=80=99 country.

=E2=80=A2=C2=A0=C2=A0 Proposing to present a paper or poster at the conference. The grants are not available simply for attendance.

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Applications: should be submitted by email to xiiiinteraroidmunich@gmail.com before 29th February 2020, be written in English or Spanish, and include the following =E2=80=94

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=E2=80=A2=C2=A0=C2=A0 A short (no more than half a page) covering letter explaining how the applicant expects to benefit from attending.

=E2=80=A2=C2=A0=C2=A0 An abstract (in English, or if in Spanish then with an English translation) of the oral presentation or poster s/he proposes to give at the conference.

=E2=80=A2=C2=A0=C2=A0 Itemised costing of air travel and accommodation for the conference period.

=E2=80=A2=C2=A0=C2=A0 The applicant=E2=80=99s concise CV =E2=80=94 not exceeding one page.

=E2=80=A2=C2=A0=C2=A0 A letter from the applicant=E2=80=99s academic supervisor or head of department confirming the applicant=E2=80=99s status as a graduate student.

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Notes:

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=E2=80=A2=C2=A0=C2=A0 Questions concerning applying should be directed to xiiiinteraroidmunich@gmail.com

=E2=80=A2=C2=A0=C2=A0 Applicants will be advised of the results of their applications before the end of March 2020.

=E2=80=A2=C2=A0=C2 Successful applicants will be required to commit in writing to submitting a paper, in English, to the International Aroid Society=E2=80=99s journal Aroideana on a topic related to their presentation within 24 months of receiving the grant.

=E2=80=A2=C2=A0=C2 IAS reserves the right to make fewer than six grants in the event that insufficient applications of appropriate merit are received.

=E2=80=A2=C2=A0=C2=A0 IAS will not accept responsibility for loss or injury incurred as a result of successful applicants travelling to and from and attending the conference, and will expect reimbursement of the full grant in the event a successful applicant does not attend for whatever reason. Therefore, successful applicants will be expected to take out suitable travel insurance, the cost of which may not come out of the grant.

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Alistair Hay, Marc Gibernau, Wong Sin Yeng, Peter Boyce

On behalf of the Organising Committee, 13th International Aroid Conference.

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