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Extension to applications for IAG support for postgraduate students to attend the International Geographical Congress in Beijing, August 2016.

**Extension to applications for IAG support for postgraduate students to attend the International Geographical Congress in Beijing, August 2016.

The IAG provides substantial support for postgraduate students to attend the IGC in Beijing; this is because we are very keen to encourage geography students from Australia to attend this important national congress.  Applications for this funding closed on Monday 2nd of May.  However, we note that abstract acceptance for that conference has been delayed, and that early bird registration closes on the 15th of May.  Therefore, we are happy to announce that applications for funding for the Beijing IGC  has been extended to Monday the 16th of May.  

Eligibility criteria and award conditions:

You must be:

*   a current financial member of the IAG;
*   enrolled on the date you apply for funding in either a Masters degree (Research) or a Doctoral degree;
*   presenting a paper at the congress; and
*   registered to attend the congress for its full duration.

Grant recipients must write a 500 word report for the IAG Council. The report should outline your participation in the congress, your reflections on the congress and detail how you spent the grant money. Your report should be submitted to the Vice-President (Past President), within 90 days of the conclusion of the congress.  Reports may be reproduced in part or full in the IAG Newsletter.

 How to apply for funding to attend the IGU Congress in Beijing, China, 21- 25 August, 2016:

You must complete the Postgraduate Travel Grant Application Form and email it to Ian Rutherfurd idruth@unimelb.edu.au no later than Monday 16th May 2016.

 Application Form - Travel grants for postgraduate members 2016 IGU 

 In the subject line of your email please write “IAG Postgraduate Travel Grant Application for the IGU Congress for [your name]”.

You must attach:

(i)     evidence of your registration at the congress;
(ii)    advice of the acceptance of your paper (where available);
(iii)   a copy of your paper’s abstract and title; and
(iv)   proof of your enrolment in either a Masters degree (Research) or a Doctoral degree.

Travel grants are awarded at the discretion of the IAG Council. Whilst the total level of funding is generous, grants available to individuals will depend on the number of applicants. The exact amount of money available per student will depend on the number and location of applicants.  Students are encouraged to pursue other sources of funding support if needed.