Are you an early stage career academic in need of funding to attend a conference, which would give your research greater visibility or allow you to collaborate with those most relevant to your field? Then the travel grant launched by the Communications journals (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics) might be just what you are looking for. Communications Physics has launched one of three grants aimed at early career researchers who are in need of funding to attend a conference beneficial to their research.
Full details of the grants can be found on the travel grant website, and further context is provided in this blog post from our publisher. To briefly summarize, the grant is €2500 (awarded upfront) and there is no obligation for the applicants to have previously published with/reviewed for Communications Physics, or to do so subsequently. We welcome applications submitted until 5th November 2018, which will then be assessed by a panel comprised of our Editorial Board Members and in-house editors. The panel will be considering the following criteria, and the winners will be announced in December 2018:
- Has the applicant demonstrated that without the grant they would not have the necessary funding available to enable travel to the event?
- Does the applicant plan to present research that the assessment panel feel has outstanding potential and should be seen by the wider community?
- How does the applicant stand to benefit from travelling to and attending the meeting?
- Has the applicant been working within a scientifically emerging country or in difficult circumstances?
Please spread the word among your colleagues and collaborators and don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions.