Global South Scholarship

The IST 2021 organizing committee is inviting applications for a limited number of grants (free conference participation) for selected presenters and co-authors from the Global South. This call is open to presenters and co-authors with limited funding possibilities. Applicants need to (i) be affiliated with an academic institution / organization of the Global South or (ii) be a university student working on a master’s or PhD originating from a country in the Global South. Please note that the application needs to be granted by the organizing committee prior to conference registration, as conference fees that have already been paid cannot be refunded in this case. Registration of accepted Global South Scholarships will need to be done with a corresponding voucher code.

Application Procedure

Please send the following information to ist2021-karlsruhe@isi.fraunhofer.de with the subject line “IST 2021 Global South Scholarship” by August 15, 2021. Please provide:

  • Candidate’s full name and country of origin
  • Institutional affiliation
  • Career stage (e.g., PhD student)
  • The title, abstract, and ID-number of the accepted submission
  • A brief justification for applying (250 words maximum) explaining why funds are being requested
  • Short CV
  • Copy/photo of identity-card or passport

Eligibility

  • The candidate is presenting a submission at IST 2021 or is co-author of an accepted contribution.
  • The candidate is affiliated with an academic institution / organization in the Global South or is a university student working on a master’s or PhD originating from the Global South
  • The candidate has provided all of the information requested

Evaluation Criteria

  • Abstract – assessed according to merit and quality
  • Brief Justification – clear explanation regarding why funds are being requested
  • Career stage – preference will be given to students