Congress Attendance Fund

Congress Attendance Fund

The ISAE has a Congress Attendance Fund (CAF) to cover the registration fees of 8-10 ISAE members for the annual International Congress, this year in Bangalore, India. The fund will be allocated to needy ISAE members to cover the Congress registration fee and potentially contribute towards accommodation (but not travel) expenses.

To be eligible, the applicant must be a member of the ISAE (or have submitted an ISAE membership application) before submitting their CAF application. The applicant must have submitted an abstract, and money will only be allocated if their presentation is accepted.

Applications for funding will be reviewed by the CAF Committee and will be prioritized on the basis of financial need and quality of the abstract. Researchers and students from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply for this support. Please note that support from the CAF to any one person is limited to once in any 5-year period – so if you have received funding in the last 5 years, please do not apply.

The application must contain all of the following information:

  1. Name of applicant
  2. Postal and email address
  3. The year the applicant became a member of the ISAE or the date membership application was submitted
  4. Status of applicant (e.g. student, active researcher, unemployed researcher, etc.)
  5. A full justification explaining why the applicant should be given an award. There is no fixed format for this justification, as reasons will vary between applicants, but if no justification is given, the application will not be considered
  6. A budget for attending the Congress. This should indicate if support for accommodation costs is requested, as well as information on whether other funding is available or have been applied for to cover the remaining costs of attending the Congress

The application itself should not be more than one A4 page. It must be accompanied by a short CV, including a list of publications and/or presentations by the applicant (including local and regional meetings) and a copy of the abstract submitted for the Congress. These should be submitted as one PDF file, with the applicants last name as filename (e.g., RODENBURG.pdf).

Applications for the ISAE2021 Congress are due 4th March 2021 and should be sent to Prof. Bas Rodenburg, the Senior Vice President of ISAE (

Applications arriving after this date will not be considered. Successful applicants will be notified immediately following acceptance of Congress abstracts.