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The Organising Committee is pleased to announce that applications to the Travel Support Fund to attend this year's ProGEO Symposium in Charnwood Forest, are now open. This fund has been made possible by the considerable financial support put in place by the ProGEO Executive Committee.

The Travel Support Fund is open to early career workers, and participants from low and middle income countries. Applicants must submit an abstract for presentation to be considered. The decision to award travel support grants will be based on the quality of the proposed presentation, and the evaluation of the need for financial assistance. The Organising Committee may also award registration fee waivers. Presenting authors should endeavor to secure other funding also, as it is unlikely that ProGEO Travel Support Grants will cover the entire cost of attending the meeting.

We define an early career worker as someone who completed their most recent formal education (high school, college, BSc, MSc, or PhD) within the past 7 years. This period of 7 years excludes any period of career break, e.g. family care or for health reasons.

We define low and middle income countries as those within the Low Income, Lower Middle Income, or Upper Middle Income Country categories of the World Bank's classification system.

To apply, participants should submit an abstract via the abstract submission form. The form includes questions on the Travel Support Fund. Applicants to the fund must have their abstract submitted by the earlier deadline of 23:59 BST (GMT+1) April 7th, 2023. These abstracts will then go through an early round of peer review with the Scientific Committee. The outcome of this process will be announced as quickly as possible so that participants are aware if their abstract has been accepted, and what Travel Support might have been offered. Our hope is that by holding this process earlier in the year, those who secure a grant can book their travel and accommodation as early as possible.

Abstract Submission is now open and can be accessed HERE​. If you are using the website for the first time, you will need to sign up to be able to access the Registration and Abstract Submission systems.

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