IUFRO’s Scientist Assistance Programme (SAP) aims to provide forest scientists from economically disadvantaged countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America with financial assistance to participate in the XXV IUFRO World Congress 2019, to be held in Curitiba, Brazil from 29 September to 5 October 2019.
Scientists from economically disadvantaged countries who are in one way or another involved in forest- and tree-related research and academic training programmes are eligible for support. All countries pertaining to the World Bank’s list of low income economies and lower middle income economies fall within the category of economically disadvantaged countries and are therefore eligible for support.
The SAP is implemented by IUFRO’s Special Programme for Development of Capacities (SPDC) and is based on the following general policy guidelines:
While applications from those who have received SAP support for past congresses are welcome, preference will be given to those who have not received funding previously.
Two types of sponsorship are available:
The call for applications will be published in the beginning of 2019.
Scientists with an approved abstract may submit their applications through a SAP application form available on the congress website starting 1 March 2019.