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Istanbul IGU Travel Grant Program

The International Geographical Union (IGU) announces the availability of travel grants to help defray the costs of participation in the 34th International Geographical Congress, 17 - 21 August 2020 in Istanbul, Turkey. Please note that, due to limited availability of funds, the IGU Travel Grants provide only a partial contribution to registration, transport and accommodation. A maximum of US$1000 will be awarded to successful candidates.

In selecting applicants to receive awards, preference will be given to young or emerging scholars, in particular to those from developing countries, but grants are available for senior scholars, for example session convenors or steering committee members from low income countries who are not able to find funding. Because the funds available for this awards program are extremely limited, all applicants will be required to find the balance of the costs of participation; applications for 100% support cannot be funded. Please note that full participation in the conference, including the closing ceremony, is required.

Although not a strict requirement, a letter of endorsement from the chair of an IGU Commission or Task Force, the chair of the applicant's National Committee for the IGU or a session convenor at the Congress will be helpful in support of the application. Contact details of these individuals are available on the IGU website www.igu-online.org and the conference website www.igc2020.org. Applications should be accompanied by a written statement (see below), the abstract of your paper, a proof of submission of the abstract, and any endorsement letters. All documents must be submitted directly to First Vice-president Joos Droogleever Fortuijn by email to: j.c.droogleeverfortuijn@uva.nl

Completed applications (including endorsement letters) are due at no later than 1st March 2020. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their requests no later than 1th April 2020. Awards are paid to successful applicants in cash on arrival for the congress in Istanbul in US$ dollars.

Direct any questions regarding IGU Travel Grant applications to: