Maastricht

ESTIV grants

 

The European Society of Toxicology In Vitro (ESTIV) will grant a
best poster award and 2 travel bursaries to attend the 11th World Congress.

ESTIV best poster award

Description
ESTIV will grant a best poster award, including 500€ and 1 year (2021) free ESTIV membership, to a PhD student or young scientist (≤ 35 years old) presenting her/his research work in the field of in vitro or in silico toxicology per poster as first author during the 11th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences taking place 23-27 August 2020 in Maastricht-The Netherlands. The winner will be selected based on scientific excellence, innovation and clarity of the poster presentation. Eligibility also includes presence during the closing ceremony of the 11th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences, as the winner will be announced at this occasion.

Application
Attendees of the 11th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences need to indicate their interest in the ESTIV best poster award by sending the following documents to ESTIV President Mathieu Vinken:

mathieu.vinken@vub.be

at latest by 1 August 2020:

  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Supporting letter from the supervisor or the head of department.
  • Abstract as first author submitted for poster presentation to the 11th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences.
  • Proof of registration for the 11th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences.

ESTIV travel grant

Description
ESTIV will grant 2 travel bursaries to attend the 11th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences taking place 23-27 August 2020 in Maastricht-The Netherlands. Grantees will be:

  • Reimbursed up to 500€ of travel and accommodation costs after the 11th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences following submission of a certificate of attendance as well as original receipts and/or invoices.
  • Expected to write a contribution on the conference for the ESTIV newsletter.
  • Expected to give a webinar on their research for ESTIV members.

Eligibility
At the time of the deadline of application, eligible candidates must be:

  • Member of ESTIV for at least 1 year.
  • Maximum 35 years old.
  • At master, doctoral or postdoctoral level.
  • Officially living or working in Europe in the past 3 years.
  • Not have received a travel bursary from ESTIV in the past 5 years.
  • Not have received a travel bursary from another source for attending the 11th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences.

Application
The application dossier should contain:

  • A copy of the identity card mentioning date of birth.
  • A Curriculum Vitae including full affiliation and list of publications.
  • Letter of support of 2 referees among which preferably the current supervisor and/or former (master/doctoral) thesis promotor.
  • A personal motivation letter.

The different documents in the application dossier should be sent as PDF files in a single mail to the ESTIV President:

mathieu.vinken@vub.be

at latest by 1 July 2020 at 5:00 pm CET. Evaluation of the application dossiers and selection of the winners will be done by the ESTIV Board. The winners will be personally informed by the ESTIV President by 5 July 2020 followed by announcement in the ESTIV newsletter and social media.