ICA-ASA Young Scientist Conference Attendance Grants

   Applications now being accepted for ICA 2019 in Aachen, Germany

The Board of the International Commission for Acoustics (ICA) with the support of the Acoustical Society of America(ASA) and the German Acoustical Society (DEGA) has established the ICA-ASA-DEGA Young Scientist Conference Attendance Grants (YS Grants) Programme to help young acousticians attend International Congresses on Acoustics.

Each grant is currently up to 500 EUR from which a portion will be used to cover the conference registration and the remainder provided at the time of the conference. The receipt of the award of the prestigious YS Grant may be used by the young acoustician to assist with obtaining additional funding from other sources. Candidates must be under 35 years on the day of the opening ceremony of the Congress and may be either undergraduate or postgraduate students, postdoctoral or young acousticians. Special attention will be given to applicants from developing countries.

The application form for grants for ICA2019 can be found HERE.

Deadline for applications is 1 February 2019.

Applications should be sent only by email attachment, and preferably as a single pdf file, with the title of the email as "ICA-ASA Young Scientist Conference Attendance", to the ICA Young Scientist Grant Chair (ICAYSGrantChair@icacommission.org). Should acknowledgement of submission not be received the application should be resubmitted. Submissions by airmail cannot be accepted.

Note that the application form requires indication of support from the candidate's supervisor and, where practical, from an officer of the candidate's local acoustical society. This society must be a member society of the International Commission for Acoustics. Details of the member societies can be found on the ICA website. The form requires an abstract of the paper (max.200 words) that the applicant intends to submit to the Congress plus one page of theory/experiments/results/conclusions. A copy of identity card or passport must also accompany the application. The successful applicants will need to complete the registration, comply with the deadlines for submissions as prescribed at the website for the upcoming ICA, and participate in the congress. To receive the residual grant money the successful candidates must attend the congress, present personally to the conference organizers with verification documents such as passport or identity card, and present their paper. Note that no payments will be made to the successful candidates prior to the congress.

Some of the winners of the 2016 competition, from left to right: Maximilian Nussbaumer, Michael Cousins, Hai Morgenstern, Lilyan Panton, Marion Burgess (ICA President), Melanie Nolan, Jorge Patricio (ICA 2016 General Chair), Matti Niskanen, André Spillere, and Mike Stinson (ICA Secretary General). [photo courtesy of Orquidea Real Photobook - Julieta Sarmiento Photography]