Fellowships

Note: Due to the COVID19 pandemic, SCS2020 will be held virtually. Nevertheless, we are pleased to inform you that we are still offering fellowships to help students attend SCS2020! These fellowships are made possible by the kind support of our sponsors.

We offer two types of fellowships:

  1. SCS2020 registration fellowship: all participants who have submitted an abstract to SCS2020 are eligible to apply for a SCS2020 registration fellowship. 
  2. Remote participation fellowships are being offered to all participants who have demonstrable financial barriers to remote attendance in SCS2020 (abstract submission not necessary). The remote participation fellowship will be a fixed amount of money. We ask awardees to write a blogpost about their symposium experience after the event. The fellowship recipients are required to provide copies of relevant receipts (such as conference registration, purchase of remote-attendance resources) to organizers shortly after the symposium, when the reimbursement will be processed.

Please note:

  • Applying for a fellowship does not guarantee that you will receive funding. All applications will be peer reviewed.
  • If you require a fellowship to attend the symposium, please do not register before you have been notified that your application has been approved. You will receive a registration code when granted the fellowship.
  • Fellowship funding may only cover your (all or part of) expenses for SCS2020 (for example, registration fees, purchasing a mobile data bundle to be able to attend the symposium). These fellowships cannot cover any ISMB2020 expenses.
  • You do not need to be registered for SCS 2020 as a member of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) to be reimbursed.

Eligibility

If you are awarded a fellowship by ISMB 2020 your application for the Student Council Travel Fellowship will be automatically withdrawn.

1. SCS registration fellowship

This fellowship provides awardee with free registration to SCS 2020. To be eligible for an SCS registration fellowship, you must:

  1. Submit an abstract to SCS 2020
  2. Be a presenting author (poster/talk)
  3. Be associated with a university or a research institute as a student, PhD student or Post-doctoral researcher

2.  Remote participation fellowship

This fellowship provides awardee with funding support to facilitate remote participation in SCS proceedings. This includes expenses such as high-speed internet, internet cafe access, and headsets ($100 USD maximum).

To be eligible for an SCS remote participation fellowship, you must have demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to participants from low-income countries and participants who have been invited to present their work (poster/talk) at SCS 2020. Remote participation fellowship applications will be automatically considered for the registration fellowship as well. 

How to apply

To apply for SCS fellowships send us an email with the documents listed below attached as a single PDF file to symposium@iscbsc.org, before June the 12th, 2020 at 11:59 PM:

If applying for the registration fellowship only:

Send the following documents, with the subject "SURNAME-FIRSTNAME - SCS2020 RegisterFellow APPLICATION":

  1. Easy Chair abstract ID and title of your submitted abstract
  2. Your curriculum vitae (CV)
  3. A motivation letter explaining why it is important for you to attend the symposium

If applying for the remote participation fellowship:

Send the following documents, with the subject "SURNAME-FIRSTNAME - SCS2020 RemoteFellow APPLICATION”: 

  1. Your curriculum vitae (CV)
  2. A motivation letter explaining why it is important for you to attend the symposium, your financial circumstances, and why you need additional financial assistance to attend SCS 2020 virtually. (max 250 words)
  3. Enumerate all other sources of financial assistance available to you. 
  4. Easy Chair abstract ID and title of your submitted abstract (optional, if you would like to be considered for the registration fellowship as well)

Please check the "FAQ" section of this website to see answers to frequently asked questions.

Please contact symposium@iscbsc.org should you require further information.