Monday, 20 March 2017

Travel Awards - Fourth World Congress of Reproductive Biology, Okinawa, Japan (27 - 29 Sept, 2017)

The Society for Reproduction and Development (SRD) is hosting the Fourth World Congress in Reproductive Biology (WCRB) in Okinawa, Japan, from Wednesday 27th September to Friday 29th September 2017 The WCRB was established in 2008 to provide a forum for basic and clinical reproductive biologists from all around the globe to meet and exchange cutting edge ideas and research findings, and is jointly organised by 6 international societies in partnership; the Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR, USA), Society for Reproductive Biology (SRB, Australia), Society for Reproduction and Fertility (SRF, UK), Chinese Society of Reproductive Biology (CSRB, China), Korean Society of Animal Reproduction (KSAR, Korea), and SRD (Japan).

The Congress hosted by the Society for Reproduction and Development (SRD) aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their interests, experiences and research findings about all aspects of reproductive biology. The Congress will provide plenary lectures, interdisciplinary symposia and oral and poster sessions for all the participants to present and discuss the recent trends and concerns in the field of reproductive biology. This year the Congress will also host a Sponsored Symposium, “Genome Editing in mammals”.

The Okinawa main island is one of the most beautiful islands in the world, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, with nature, a peaceful atmosphere, historical places and Ryukyuan cuisine. The island has an international airport and also easy access from most of the international airports in Asia.

In order to help promote attendance at this conference, the Society for Reproductive Biology (SRB) is offering 10 awards (up to AUD $2,000 per recipient) to contribute towards travel to its members. In total ten awards will be offered to either ECR members (those in their final year of their PhD up to 8 years post-PhD) or MCR members (those up to 15 years post-PhD). It is anticipated that these will be highly competitive. Information regarding the application process will be posted on the SRB website shortly. The deadline for applications will be Monday 27th March 2017 (the final date for submitting abstracts for consideration at the Congress is Friday 24th March). Successful recipients will be informed by Monday 24th April, well before the deadline for WCRB early-bird registration (4th Aug, 2017). Applicants may only apply for this award if they are not applying for travel awards from any of the other reproductive societies participating in the WCRB.  

To view the guidelines and/or download a copy of the application form, please click here 

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