ABIC: Supporting Networking and Learning in Agricultural Bioscience

For participation at the ABIC 2017 Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, September 25-28, 2017

The ABIC Foundation is accepting applications for a travel bursary for the upcoming ABIC 2017 Conference to be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada September 25-28, 2017. ABIC 2017 themes include “Plant Science,” “Animal Health,” “Innovations” and “Food & Health.”

The ABIC Foundation travel bursary was created to encourage young scientists in emerging nations to attend ABIC.
The bursary covers the cost of registration fees to attend ABIC 2017, including travel, accommodations, and meals. The successful recipient will be given three minutes to present their thesis at the event.

The deadline for submission of applications is May 31, 2017. Awards will be announced in July 2017.

Applications will be accepted from graduate students or post-doctoral fellows from developing countries whose studies are closely focused on agricultural bioscience, and who are studying at accredited post-secondary institutions.

Candidates will be evaluated by the Foundation’s Board based on the following criteria:

  • Age requirement – applicants must be under the age of 35 at the time of application (note: photocopy of official documents such as passport or other government issued identification to verify age).

  • Applicability of research – the successful candidate will be expected to submit a thesis. A committee will review nominations for applicants and will submit suitable applications for external review of the quality of the research.

  • applicants must supply a financial overview / statement indicating all sources of income including bursaries, scholarships and research funding; indicating their expenses for the year.Financial need –

  • Abstract – an abstract (in English) must be submitted.

Applicants must be full-time graduate students or post-doctoral fellows at post-secondary institutions accredited by the International Association of Universities “World List of Universities.”Academic qualifications -

Country of origin - must be designated by the United Nations as a developing or emerging nation.

  1. Candidates are asked to submit a letter of application which includes information relevant to the evaluation criteria and which briefly outlines their research.

  2. Provide the appropriate supporting documentation.

  3. Provide a confidential letter of recommendation from the candidate’s supervisor, which must be submitted directly to the ABIC Foundation by the candidate’s supervisor.

  4. Email your complete submission to the ABIC Foundation at abicfoundation@abic.ca by May 31, 2017.