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External Travel Funding for Conferences

We understand affording conference travel may require a lot of work for delegates and putting together funding from various sources. We hope to help as much as we can. Beyond the Society for Conservation Biology Marine Section, there may be funding sources to travel to the International Marine Conservation Congress, including universities, professional societies, non-profit organizations, and companies. (For information on the IMCC4 Diversity Travel Grants, now closed, please visit the DTGAC page.)

A list of general conference travel funding sources is being compiled at the bottom of this page.

If you need assistance with a travel grant application to attend IMCC4, please contact:

  • Lori Strong for any letters you need to attach to applications, including invitiation letters, abstract/proposal acceptance letters, or registration confirmation letters. If the letter needs to contain specific information, please include that in your email.
  • Mel Cosentino for any general information about IMCC4 that you need for a travel grant application. Please also contact her if you are a Spanish speaker and need assistance filling out applications in English.
  • Luli Martinez for anything questions related to external diversity travel grant applications. Other non-native English speakers who need help filling out forms in English should also contact her, and she will help partner them with a member of the organizing committee or other volunteers who can help with translation.

If you know of an available travel grant we can list on this page, please send the link to Samantha Oester.

External Travel Funding Sources

Cayman Chemical Support Application For Scientific Conferences: Cayman is a supplier of lab research equipment and supplies. Cayman offers limited funds to cover scientific meeting expenses through its online application.

World Wildlife Fund Professional Development Grants: WWF offers travel support of up to $6,500USD to individuals from certain countries. These grants are for mid-career conservationists to pursue short-term, non-degree training to upgrade their knowledge and skills. These trainings can include short courses, certificate trainings, or conferences, among other training opportunities. Mid-career conservation professionals from select priority countries must meet all of the eligibility criteria to be considered for a grant.