AWARDS & GRANTS
EARLY CAREER SCIENTIST SUPPORT FOR WFC2021
The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) is providing support for around 30 early career scientists with an affiliation with ICES member countries to participate in the WFC2021.
This support will cover a virtual registration fee only ($300 AUS for students and $450 AUS for non-student early career scientists). Selection criteria apply.
Applications have now closed. Applicants will be notified in mid June.
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Several competitive awards are available to students participating in the World Fisheries Congress 2021. These awards are designed to recognise excellence in science communication across multiple platforms.
All student award entries will be judged in their virtual format (pre-recorded videos) by independent judges.
Who is eligible?
Any student who has submitted an abstract to the WFC2021 can apply in the open categories. Students must be members of the Australian Society for Fish Biology (ASFB) at the time of submission to be eligible for ASFB’s student awards. New members are welcome and can join here.
Students enrolled in a Bachelor or Honours degree are eligible for junior awards.
Students enrolled in a Masters or PhD are eligible for senior awards.
How to enter?
Students who have submitted an abstract to the WFC2021 can nominate to be considered for one or more of these awards under ‘WFC2021 Student Registration’ when they register to participate in the congress.
Student awards available
Best oral presentation
- WFC2021 Open Award. Prize A$500 (Sponsored by the Harry Butler Institute)
- ASFB Gilbert P. Whitley Award. Prize A$600 (junior and senior) (Funded by ASFB)
Entrants for both the WFC2021 Open Award and the ASFB Gilbert P. Whiley Award will be considered for the WFC2021 Open Award. The overall highest ranked student will be awarded the WFC2021 open prize, and the highest ranked ASFB student members (junior and senior) will be awarded the ASFB Gilbert P. Whitley awards. Winners of the ASFB Gilbert P. Whitley Awards are eligible to also win the WFC2021 Open Award.
Best speed talk
- WFC2021 Open Award. Prize $500 (Sponsored by Harry Butler Institute)
- ASFB Best Speed Talk. Prize $600 (each for junior and senior) (Funded by ASFB)
Entrants for both the WFC2021 Open Award and ASFB Best Speed Talk will be considered for the WFC2021 Open Award. The top 50 applicants (judged by their submitted abstract) will be invited to submit a pre-recorded speed talk (maximum 3-minutes length) that will be made available to delegates on the WFC2021 website. The top 10 presentations will be viewed during a dedicated session within the congress that will include live questions from delegates. Delegates will then vote for the winning finalist.
The overall highest ranked student will be awarded the WFC2021 open prize, and the highest ranked ASFB student members (junior and senior) will be awarded the ASFB Best Speed Talk awards. Winners of the Best Speed Talk Awards are also eligible to win the WFC2021 Open Award.
- WFC2021 Open Award. Prize: A$2000 (Sponsored by Harry Butler Institute)
- ASFB Video Award. Prize: A$1000 (Funded by ASFB)
The video competition is separate to the speed talks, designed to showcase a student’s research by presenting results in an exceptionally creative audio-visual format. Videos entries must be a maximum of 3-minutes in length. Videos will be visible to all delegates on the WFC2021 website. The overall highest ranked student video will be awarded the Gilbert P. Whitley junior (Honours level or equivalent), or senior (Masters / PhD) winner. Winners of the ASFB Video Award are also eligible to win the WFC2021 Open Award. Click here for more details and to upload a video to the student video competition.
Graphical abstract award
- ASFB Graphical Abstract Award. Prize: A$600 (each for junior and senior) (Funded by ASFB)
Students will submit their graphical abstract online. Delegates will be able to view all entries. Independent judging will select the winner.
Conference travel award
- ASFB John Glover Travel Fund Bursaries. Prizes up to A$600 (Funded by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation – FRDC).
Funds are available to assist Australian and New Zealand students attend ASFB’s annual meeting. Click here for further details.
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