ForBio travel grants

Classic taxonomy is a trade threatened to become extinct and taxonomists with expertise on certain organism groups are spread over large geographical distances. Therefore it is crucial to exchange experiences and to transfer knowledge between generations of scientists. ForBio arranges courses to train new taxonomists, but for some organism groups the number of interested students is too small for a full-scale course to be worthwhile. ForBio travel grants, prioritize collaboration between ForBio members and taxonomic experts, but well-motivated applications for attendance to courses or workshops will also be considered. Conferences and meetings are ineligible.

ForBio now offers two types of stipends to ForBio Members. This is an open call without deadlines.

ForBio outgoing travel grants
These grants enable ForBio members to visit another research institute, either national or international, to collaborate with taxonomic experts. These funds aim to allow the student to work with particular collections, to learn new preparation techniques directly from experts, and to discuss taxonomic problems with a group of people with similar scientific focus but situated at another institution.
ForBio will fund members (http://www.forbio.uio.no/membership/) for a stay of at least one week at the institute of the expert. The grant covers costs for travel, accommodation and subsistence up to a total of 7000 NOK. Please note that we have a limited budget for travel grants and we will prioritize grant applications that most closely meet the objectives of this program, the relevance of the exchange to the understanding of Nordic biodiversity, the scientific quality of the planned work and on how the collaboration is going to help the applicant’s scientific project.
The application procedure requires you to fill out ForBio Travel grants - Outgoing. At the end of the form you will need to attach (1) a letter of recommendation from your main supervisor, (2) an invitation letter from the host, and (3) a CV including relevant information from the host. If applying for this grant to take part in DEST expert-in-training then (2) should be a letter from the host and include the planned dates for the training.


ForBio incoming travel grants
Important collections might be present at your home institute, collections might need to be freshly collected for accurate identification or the expert might rather come to you. There are many scenarios in which ForBio members might wish to invite an expert to come and work with them on a specific project. The objective of these grants is to enable collaborative work with particular collections, to learn new preparation techniques directly from experts, and to discuss taxonomic problems with a group of people with similar scientific focus but situated at another institution.
These grants need to be applied for by a ForBio member and can be used to invite ForBio members and associates, as well as unaffiliated researchers from inside and outside Scandinavia. The grant covers costs for travel, accommodation and subsistence up to a total of 7000 NOK. Please note that we have a limited budget for travel grants and we will prioritize grant applications that most closely meet the objectives of this program, the relevance of the exchange to the understanding of Nordic biodiversity, the scientific quality of the planned work and on how the collaboration is going to help the applicant’s scientific project.
The application procedure requires you to fill out ForBio Travel grants - Incoming. At the end of the form you will need to attach (1) a 1-2 page proposal written by the inviting member and the invitee, (2) a letter of recommendation from your main supervisor or postdoc host, and (3) CVs including relevant information from both partners.

Published Apr. 2, 2012 3:12 PM - Last modified Nov. 16, 2017 10:59 AM