CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
International Graduate Student Showcase
Application deadline: midnight (U.S. Eastern time) October 31, 2015
The International Student Affairs Committee for the XXV International Congress of Entomology invites applications from advanced graduate students of entomology from around the world to present their research in the International Graduate Student Showcase (IGSS) taking place during ICE 2016.
The IGSS will showcase cutting-edge research conducted by talented graduate students of entomology from around the world, by providing a high-profile forum for select students to present completed or nearly completed thesis projects to future employers, graduate degree/post-doc supervisors and the entomological community at large. Outstanding applicants may be given the opportunity to present their project in an extended (30 minute) format.
Applicants must be:
• Graduate students (MSc or PhD) who have defended their thesis or plan on defending their thesis between September 30, 2015 and September 30, 2016.
• The principal investigator of the work and the work must have been conducted during a graduate degree program. Applicants must present completed or nearly completed work – those with preliminary results only will not be considered.
• Located in any region of the world (including the U.S.)
Students can present in a symposium OR in the IGSS; the one presentation rule applies.
The organizers of the IGSS will strive for a diverse assemblage of speakers, therefore applicants from all countries and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Applicants may self-nominate and must upload a single PDF file including all the following components by the deadline, midnight (U.S. Eastern time) on October 31, 2015. Please note the file size must not exceed 3 MB in order for it to be accepted online.
a) The full name, contact details (address and email), country of origin, current university and country of attendance, and self-identified gender of the applicant
b) The title of the proposed presentation with all co-authors and their affiliations
c) An abstract of 250 words or less
d) A 500-700 word research summary specifying the rationale, significance, and results of the study, as well as the role the student has played in the research
e) A CV including previous conference presentations and scientific publications
f) A letter of support from the principal supervisor which: (i) confirms the anticipated or actual date of defense, (ii) comments on the quality, completeness, and novelty of the research, and (iii) comments on the applicant’s presentation abilities.
Funding subsidies/honoraria may be available for accepted participants.
Organizers invite interested sponsors to contact the ICE SAC for sponsorship opportunities.