Grants and Awards

Travel Awards

GLP OSM 2019 Developing Country Scholars Travel Grants (APPLICATIONS CLOSED)

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for this grant was 1 February 2019.

The Global Land Programme supports the broadest participation of qualified scholars across the land system science community. To further this goal the GLP OSM 2019 Developing Country Scholars Travel Grant program is intended to provide opportunities for participants to attend the OSM 2019. The aim of the grant program is to help mitigate one of the factors—lack of funds—which may prevent these conferees from attending the OSM 2019. The grant program will support approximately 15 researchers who work in the field of land system science in the global South. If you wish to apply, please read the guidelines below.

The grants are open to scholars who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Work and reside in a low or middle-income country (lower and upper), according to the World Development Indicators Database World Bank, and are affiliated with a developing country institution which cannot supply funding for travel grants;
  2. Have an accepted contribution at OSM 2019;
  3. Attend the full program of the conference (April 24-26, 2019).

Grant details:

  • Round-trip airfare (Economy, E-ticket and receipt are required to reimburse the actual expenses);
  • Accomodations for the duration of the OSM 2019 (no per diem will be provided, however, hotels in Bern cover breakfast, while lunch each day, apéro reception, and conference dinner are included with registration);
  • Waived conference registration fee.

Application Requirements:

  • Application form;
  • Support letter from your Institution/ Department Chair / PhD Advisor  (please include statement regarding institutional capacity to cost share or need for funding);
  • 1-2 page CV.


The grants will be awarded to developing country scholars who the OSM Scientific Committee deems to have outstanding potential to contribute to the advancement of land system science and the Global Land Programme. Selection will be made based on the following criteria:

  • Does the applicant meet the eligibility criteria?
  • Does the applicant plan to present research that is of outstanding quality and should be seen by the wider GLP community?
  • What is the potential of the candidate to contribute to further advancement of land system science and the Global Land Programme?


Travel grants will be selected by the Scientific Committee of the OSM 2019. Key dates for the selection process are:

  • Deadline for application: February 1, 2019
  • Applicants will be informed in mid-February 2019.


To submit a travel grant, please email your completed application form and supporting files (CV and support letter) to, with the subject line “ATTN: Application for Travel Grant - OSM 2019”.  Applications submitted after the deadline or without this subject line will not be considered.

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2019 Land Travel Awards for Postdoctoral Fellows and PhD Student (APPLICATIONS CLOSED)

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for this grant was 15 January 2019.

2019 Land Travel Awards for Postdoctoral Fellows and PhD Student

Land is inviting applications for two Travel Awards for postdoctoral fellows and PhD students in the area of land systems science to attend a conference of their choice in 2019. The nominations and applications will be assessed by an Evaluation Committee chaired by the Editor-in-Chief of Land: Prof. Andrew Millington.

Candidates’ Requirements:

–– Applicants must be postdoctoral fellows or PhD students involved in land systems science;

–– Applicants will attend an international conference in 2019 to present their research (oral presentation or poster);

–– Applicants need to submit the following documents:

  1. An abstract of their work (500 words);
  2. A short CV with complete list of publications;
  3. The conference you plan to attend and the oral or poster abstract that will be presented;
  4. A letter of recommendation from a supervisor or PI (Principal Investigator). The supervisor or PI should sign and confirm that the applicant fulfills requirements;

The Award will consist of 800 (Swiss Francs) each.

Please send the applications here ( by 15 January 2019. The winner will be announced in Land by 1 March 2019.