Travel fellowships

We are pleased to provide current ISB members with a travel fellowship opportunity. Students, junior curators, curators from low-income countries, and curators from countries suffering from natural disasters are encouraged to apply. Selections will be prioritized by financial need.

**Please note that applying for a fellowship does not guarantee that you will receive funding.


Each award will be issued as reimbursement for up to CHF $1,000 per fellowship depending on the costs of your registration and travel (e.g. hotel, flight, and ground transportation).

  • ISB Travel Fellows must be able to cover their own conference registration fees and travel cost before attending the conference. ISB Travel Fellows will then submit receipts to request a reimbursement from ISB. Save your receipts!
  • The Biocuration Travel Fellowships Committee will advise you on how to receive these funds as reimbursement at the end of the conference.

Requirements and Procedures

Each applicant for a travel fellowship must satisfy the following conditions:

  • The applicant must be an active ISB member
  • The applicant must have been selected for a poster or oral presentation at the Tenth International Biocuration Conference.
  • Only the presenting author from a multi-author abstract may apply for a fellowship
  • The applicant must submit an accompanying letter explaining why s/he is requesting travel funds and how s/he envisions that attending the Biocuration Conference will benefit her/his career.
  • Application Deadline: application materials should be sent to ISB via email to with the subject line 'Travel Fellowships to Biocuration 2019' on or before Friday, 15 February, 2019.

Notification of award will be sent via email by 1 March, 2019 and announced on the ISB website after acceptance of the award. Early Bird rates will be extended for Fellowship winners.