ECRO actively supports young researchers and provides travel grants to attend the annual ECRO meeting and other scientific events in the field of Olfaction and Taste.
Who can apply?
A prerequisite for receiving travel grants is that the applicant is an ECRO member. Please, make sure that you have paid your yearly membership fee (January-December) before sending your travel grant application. Applications of non-ECRO members cannot be considered. Please note, that only one student per lab can be awarded for a given fellowship. Preference will be given to students who are actively presenting at the conference that they wish to attend, i.e. the applicant has to be the presenting author of an accepted abstract when applying for travel support. No applicant will be granted twice for the same type of fellowship.
The following support schemes are available for application:
Please submit the following documents for your application:
Required file format: please submit your application documents in an assembled PDF format following the order mentioned above. File name have to begin with the last name of the applicant.
Submit your application (using the required file format!) by email to the General Secretary of ECRO:
Dr Didier Trotier (didier.trotier @inaf.cnrs-gif.fr).
Please, note that incomplete or late applications will not be processed.
Additional notes - How to sumbit your report (Requirement of receiving a grant)
Two weeks after the event you must send a short report to the ECRO Newsletter Editor Prof Paolo Pelosi (ppelosi @agr.unipi.it) and a copy to the General Secretary (didier.trotier @inaf.cnrs-gif.fr). The report will be published without any editing in the following issue of the Newsletter.
These reports should not be regarded as polite and formal duties to thank ECRO for the help received. It should be written in a concise but informative style with facts and data, rather than just emotional feelings (although personal experiences and their impact on the scientific formation of the reporter are welcome). Some information about home institution, type of scientific background and personal interests are important to complete the report.
As an indication, a length of 500-600 words could be appropriate, corresponding to about one page of the ECRO Newsletter, but this is not a strict rule and longer reports are welcome, provided they are written in concise and fluent style. One or two pictures, even if not related to scientific events, can make the report more attractive and are strongly encouraged.