Grants and Fellowships for the PCST2023 Conference in Rotterdam

22 December 2022

There are three different programmes to provide financial support to attend the PCST2023 conference in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, from 12 to 14 April 2023.

The Rotterdam Fellowship programme

The Rotterdam Fellows programme will support people resident in lower-income countries to attend the PCST Conference in Rotterdam. This assistance will help cover the cost of fares, accommodation, visas and the registration fee.

View details of the programme including eligibility criteria and a list of lower-income countries.

If you have not received an invitation to apply, but think that you are eligible, please complete the online application form.

Successful applicants may also be invited to take part in an extra session, a roundtable conversation on the challenge of communicating science in lower-income countries.

Applications close on 14 January 2023. The outcomes will be communicated on 24 January 2023.

Questions? Contact director@tossgascoigne.com.au.

We are grateful to the Kavli Foundation for its generous donation to cover the travel expenses, and to the sponsors and individuals who donated to the Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship Fund that will cover the registration fee.

The Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship Fund

The Diversity and Inclusion programme will support the attendance of people with two types of fellowships: a Travel Fellowship and a Student Fellowship.

Travel Fellowship

The Travel Fellowship will support the PCST2023 Conference attendance of people representing or identifying with a minority community by helping them cover the cost of fares, accommodation, visas or the registration fee. We understand the term “minority” in a broad sense meaning that you belong to a group whose practices, race, religion, ethnicity, or other characteristics are different from those common to the majority of people in their society. We invite you to briefly explain your situation in a motivation letter.

This programme is open to all the participants regardless of your country of origin, age, professional position, whose proposal to speak at the conference in person has been accepted: a paper, a roundtable discussion, a workshop or any other format. The maximum fellowship sum will be €750 for applicants based in Europe, and €1250 for applicants based anywhere else.

To apply for this programme, applicants should complete the online application form. The closing date for applications is 13 January 2023. On 24 January 2023 the outcomes will be communicated.

Travel Fellowships will be awarded by a jury and depend on available funding.

The contact person for questions is Dr Anne M. Dijkstra, Local Organising Committee and member of the PCST Scientific Committee, on conference@pcst.network.

If successful, you will have to provide receipts of the costs you incur up to the amount granted.

You will also be asked to write a short report.

We are grateful to our supporting organisations and individuals for their generous donations to make this programme possible, i.e. University Fund TU Eindhoven, University Fund University of Twente, University of Twente DesignLab, Free University of Amsterdam, University of Groningen ScienceLinx, University of Leiden department of Science Communication and Society, Pfizer and individual contributions.

Student Fellowship

The Student Fellowship will support the PCST2023 Conference attendance of bachelor, master, PhD student or postdoc by waiving their conference fee. Applications are invited from students (bachelor, master, PhD or postdoc). This programme is open to all student participants regardless of your country of origin, age, etc. Those awarded a student fellowship will be responsible for paying all other expenses, including travel and accommodation.

To apply for this programme, applicants should complete the online application form. Closing date for applications is 13 January 2023. On 24 January 2023 the outcomes will be communicated.

Student Fellowships will be awarded by a jury and depend on available funding.

The contact person for questions is Dr Anne M. Dijkstra, Local Organising Committee and member of the PCST Scientific Committee, on conference@pcst.network.

If successful, you will also be asked to write a short report.

We are grateful to our supporting organisations and individuals for their generous donations to make this programme possible, i.e. University Fund TU Eindhoven, University Fund University of Twente, University of Twente DesignLab, Free University of Amsterdam, University of Groningen ScienceLinx, University of Leiden department of Science Communication and Society, Pfizer and individual contributions.