Travel Grants

TRAVEL GRANTS for SGK/SSCr Scientists

Our Society is supporting members participating at international conferences, workshops and schools.

Requirements:

Conditions for travel grants for young SSCr members (under 35):

  • Only current members of the SSCr can be supported financially
  • Student members can get up to CHF 500 for a poster presentation and CHF 750 for an oral presentation. Attendance at a workshop or school outside Switzerland, if the programme does not permit participant presentations, can be supported with CHF 500.
  • Postdocs can be supported only for oral presentations with a maximum of CHF 500

Per institute and year, a maximum of two persons can be supported. There exist no strict submission deadlines for travel grant applications, requests will be reviewed upon submission. We do advise you to submit as early as possible in the year, though.

Please submit applications to the president of the society including the following:

  • Conference abstract if applicable, type of presentation/involvement and letter of motivation
  • Letter of support from your supervisor
  • Brief budget of expected costs of attending the meeting
  • Specify the date you first joined the SSCr

A 1-2 page scientific report for the SSCr newsletter is expected within 2 months of the meeting.

Financial support can also be granted to retired SSCr members:

  • Active participation at an event is required: e.g. presentation, lecture, session chair, organizer
  • Young researchers have priority if our budget is limited
  • The grant amount will be decided by the board, depending on the available budget

The board of the SSCr wishes you an exciting year with lots of scientific exchanges around the world!

Contact

Prof. Dr. Antonia Neels
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa)
Center for X-ray Analytics
Überlandstrasse 129
8600 Dübendorf
Switzerland

+41 58 765 45 07
E-mail