International Call for Students and Early Career Congress Attendance Applications



IIC is pleased to offer 30 attendance grants (up to £250) to support in-person participation of students and early career professionals (members and non-members) at the 30th biennial Congress in Lima titled "Sustainable Solution in Conservation: New Strategies for New Times" from 23 to 27 September 2024 hosted by UTEC - Universidad de Ingenieria & Tecnologia.

The IIC Congress Attendance Grant programme is supported by the Brommelle Memorial Fund and will cover the cost of registration as well as a contribution towards travel and accommodation costs in Lima. Priority will be given to Congress lead authors, individuals living and studying/working within the region and bands 2-4 countries.

Awarded candidates will benefit from a variety of unique learning and networking opportunities through interaction and exchange as well as a special invitation to attend the annual IIC Student meeting, which will take place online during the Congress week.

How to Apply

Student applicants for the grants are required to be enrolled in a full-time course of conservation training leading to a recognised academic qualification. Students may apply for this funding at any time during their course of study, including their final year or internship.  Early Career professionals are also eligible to apply but must be within 5 years  of graduation or completion of conservation training. 

Deadline for Applications: 10 March 2024

To apply for a grant, email your CV and a brief description of how you will benefit from attending the Congress (maximum 250 words), and how you plan to spend the funds in 2024 (max. 250 words) to by the deadline. Up to £250 (maximum) is available. Please also confirm your university or course details along with your membership status with IIC, location in  Band 1-4 country, and / or whether you are a lead or contributing Congress author. Funding awards cannot be made to any individual, entity or organisation located in either a UN or UK economically sanctioned country.