Travel Award Application

Guidelines for Travel Awards in IBC Years

This document outlines the procedure to be used to fund travel for IBS members from Lower- or Middle-Income Countries (LMIC) (http://www.biometricsociety.org/regions/) who seek to participate in the IBC.

Guidelines for Travel Support

Award Amount:

Up to $3,000 USD for travel, lodging and registration expenses to attend the International Biometric Conference (IBC). Funding will be granted on even numbered years.

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be an IBS member at the time of application and for at least 12 months prior to the date of application.
  • Applicant must be residing in a Lower-or-Middle Income Country (LMIC) at the time of the application. Lower- or Middle-Income Countries are defined by the World Bank as countries classified as low or middle income countries. A list is on the World Bank website (see: https://data.worldbank.org/income-level/low-and-middle-income).
  • Previous Travel Fund award winners may apply if the award was not made in the previous four years. However, preference will be given to those who have not received a travel award in the past.
  • The conference to be attended must the International Biometric Conference.
  • An applicant does need to have applied for an oral or poster presentation. Travel funding will only be awarded to those that have been chosen to present their presentation at the IBC.

How to Apply

Apply online at: https://forms.gle/2mQun24zWqXpcBmV8.  The application deadline is 14 January 2022.

Once you have completed the online application, please submit your membership verification to ibs@biometricsociety.org. This may be in the form of your receipt or welcome letter from your Region Administrator.  


A Word about IBS and Region Financial Support

  • Much of the funding provided through this program will come directly from the International Biometric Society.
  • However, some Regions or Networks may decide to become involved in the funding of Lower Middle Income country members to attend the IBC.
  • Applicants are encouraged to reach out to Regions and Networks regarding any level of support they may be able to provide. In their written response, Regions are encouraged to specify to applicants how many awards they might help to fund, what can be funded, and any other criteria for applicants. This communication not only allows the IBS and Regions to make the most of available funding. It also encourages individuals to establish ongoing connections with local Regions.

 

Review Criteria

All applications will be reviewed and evaluated using the following criteria:

  1. Length of IBS membership
  2. Participation in Society activities at group, regional and/or international level
  3. Academic and professional activity
  4. Availability of other funding
  5. Professional reference

 

Notification

All applicants will receive an email notification by March 2022 regarding the final status of their application.