11th International Mammal Congress 2013
The Mammal Society is co-hosting the 11th IMC with Queen's University Belfast, 11th - 16th August 2013.
Following the high standards set most recently in Argentina in 2009, the 11th IMC in Belfast will combine internationally leading research in mammalogy with an excellent social environment, welcoming delegates from around the world.
Delegate Photography Competition!
A special competition is running exclusively for all IMC delegates, ahead of the event in Belfast this August. The TOP 20 images will be exhibited at the event, with the winner receiving a £250 cash prize! Judges are looking for images that highlight an aspect of the biology of mammals, including interactions with people. See full competition information and terms and confitions here.
Student Bursaries Available - Application Deadline: 20th May 2013
Student bursaries are available to support access to the IMC for students from developing countries with limited funds. It will support conference registration costs, and in extraordinary circumstances, could cover travel, accommodation and subsistence costs.
Are you eligible?
Applicants must be students and you will need to provide valid confirmation of your current registration as a student. You need to have registered to attend the IMC, and be making an oral or poster presentation, which must be confirmed by the Congress Organising Committee. Registration fees will be waived until the outcome of your bursary application is known. Applicants will be expected to submit copies of the proposed abstract of their presentation with their application.
Assessment and prioritisation
Applications will be prioritised according to the UNDP Human Development Index of their country in the 2011 UNDP Human Development Report. Applicants will be judged on the scientific quality of their presentation (40%), their financial need, together with a statement of need (40%), and affordability of their application (20%).
How do you apply?
- Your CV (no more than 2 pages)
- Submitted/proposed abstract
- Signed letter of support (from Head of Department with student status confirmation)
- Statement of Need - Why you should be considered for the bursary
- Budget for travel/accommodation to the IMC
- Details of other funding sought or gained
Is funding available elsewhere?
The Mammal Society is administering bursaries on behalf of several Mammal Societies internationally:
- IFM -- Australian $ 10,000
- The Mammal Society (UK) -- £2000
- Spanish Mammal Society (SECEM) -- Euros 1000
- Marine Mammal Society (USA) -- US$ 500
- Bolivian Mammal Society -- US$ 500
Please also check as your local Society might also have funding available directly, including:
- American Society of Mammalogists -- US$ 1000 for ASM members by the Society's International Relations Committee
- Bolivian Mammal Society -- support for one student from their own membership
- Brazilian Mammal Society -- they will try to support 1 or more students from Brazil
- Finnish Mammal Society -- support for 2-3 students from Finland
- Zoological Society of Southern Africa (ZSSA) -- 1 student award for a South African