In September of this year, the Communications journals (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics) announced a new series of travel grants. With these grants we aim to help promising early career researchers attend a conference that would be beneficial to their research and career but for which they do not have funding.
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. Applications will be accepted until 5th November 2018 with a winner announced in December 2018. Applications will be assessed by a panel composed of Editorial Board Members and in-house editors using the following criteria:
- 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 across all disciplines, and do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions.