Travel awards for postdocs or PhD students for forestry-related conference

Dear Colleagues,

As Editor-in-Chief of the open access journal, Forests, I am pleased to announce the initiation of the annual Forests Awards.

Two Travel Awards for postdocs or PhD students consisting of CHF 800 / USD 850 / EUR 700 each will be awarded to attend a forestry related conference.

Eligibility:

  • The candidate must be enrolled as a full-time PhD student or a post-doctoral researcher (10 years or less since earning the PhD).
  • The candidate must be registered to attend and present an oral talk or poster at an international forestry conference/congress (e.g., IUFRO, Soil Science Society of America, Society of American Foresters...).

 Candidates’ Requirements:

  1. Submit a resume/CV.
  2. The nominee should include a brief summary (one page) of their research interests, accomplishments, and expected benefits from attending the conference/congress.
  3. A letter of support from their supervisor is required and should include:
    • Confirmation that the nominee is a PhD or post-doctoral student, describe the overall strengths of the candidate and eligibility for the travel award; and confirm that they will present an oral talk/poster at the conference.
    • Relevance and expected benefits of the nominee’s attendance at the conference.

4. The entire application package should be submitted as a PDF file.

Please send your applications for these awards to the Forests Editorial Office at forests@mdpi.com by 31 December 2017. The Awards will be granted by the end of February 2018.

Prof. Dr. Timothy A. Martin

Editor-in-Chief
School of Forest Resources and Conservation, PO Box 110410, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 32611-0410, USA