For participation at the ABIC 2014 Conference
- Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada - October 5-8, 2014
Networking and Learning in Agricultural Biotechnology
The ABIC Foundation is accepting applications for a travel
bursary for the forthcoming ABIC 2014 Conference to be held in
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada from October 5 – 8, 2014.
The deadline for
submission of applications is April 15, 2014 with award
announcement set for May 2014.
The ABIC Foundation
has set aside funds to provide for one travel bursary for ABIC
2014. The bursary will cover the cost of return travel,
accommodation and meals while attending the conference, as well
as registration fees to attend ABIC 2014.
The annual bursaries were created to encourage ABIC attendance
from among young scientists in emerging nations.
The bursary is open to young scientists in developing countries
whose potential has come to the attention of the ABIC
Foundation. Applications will be accepted from graduate students
or post-doctoral fellows at accredited post-secondary
institutions whose studies are closely focused on agricultural
biotechnology. Candidates will be evaluated by the Foundation’s
Board based on the following criteria:
(1) Candidates are asked to submit a letter of application which
includes information relevant to the evaluation criteria and
which briefly outlines their research.
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).
Financial need – applicants must supply a financial
overview / statement indicating all sources of income including
bursaries, scholarships and research funding; indicating their
expenses for the year.
Abstract – an abstract (in English) must be submitted.
Applicability of research – the successful candidate will
be expected to submit a poster presentation on their research at
ABIC. A committee will review nominations for applicants and
will submit suitable applications for external review of the
quality of the research.
Academic qualifications - applicants must be full-time
graduate students or post-doctoral fellows at a post-secondary
institution accredited by the International Association of
Universities “World List of Universities”.
Country of origin - must be designated by the United
Nations as a developing or emerging nation.
(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 and mail required:
a. Email your complete submission to the Foundation at
b. Plus, mail your complete submission to ABIC Foundation Inc.,
Attention: Muriel Adams, Managing Director, 101 – 111 Research
Drive, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 3R2 CANADA.
Email and mailed copies must reach the ABIC Foundation by
April 15, 2014.