IOBC Travel Award

The International Organisation for Biological Control (IOBC) is offering support of a total of Euro 5,000 for early career researchers to attend the 27th IOBC-Global IWGO Conference in Switzerland. Awards values are limited to a maximum of Euro 1,000 Euros (typically in the range of Euro 500) for attendees to support travel to the meeting.

How to qualify:

To be eligible for an award you must be:

To find out about the benefits of becoming a member of IOBC please go to the membership page on IOBC website. You can find information on how to become a member in your geographic region by clicking on your area in the Regional Sections tab.

How to apply:

To apply for an award, register on-line and submit your abstract. After finishing the registration process please contact Heike Kuhlman (info@iwgo.org) and provide your contact details, evidence of age and IOBC membership, the abstract of your presentation, and a cover letter describing the travel and accommodation costs which you like to apply for reimbursement.


The conference organizers will notify by return e-mail by end of June, if the applicant has been chosen to receive financial assistance and how much will be paid.


After the 27th IWGO Conference has taken place, we will proceed with the reimbursement procedure. Reimbursement will be carried out only on provision of receipt(s): Please provide receipts (travel and accommodation tickets/backups as mentioned above), as well as your personal bank account details.