Student Travel Grants

Student Grants for the 21st Biennial Conference

In 2015, 234 student travel grants were allocated for the SMM conference, totalling over $97,000 in grants.

To apply, applicants needed to: 1) be a student by the time of abstract submission; 2) submit an abstract for presentation; 3) tick a box in the abstract submission form saying they wanted to apply for a grant.

In 2015, the SMM Student Members-at-Large received a record number of applications (468), and managed to award 234 grants across three funding rounds. All students from developing countries were awarded a student travel grant. Students from developed countries were awarded student travel grants based on a lottery system. The amount awarded to each individual was based on: 1) travel distance and flight costs from their hometowns to the conference location; 2) whether the applicants were based in a developed or developing country.

For more information, please visit http://www.smmconference.org. For any further queries,  contact the student Members-at-Large, Sarah Kienle and Laura Feyrer at: smal@marinemammalscience.org