Funding opportunity

We are happy to announce that ICON•S received a donation dedicated to providing financial support for ICON•S members facing economic constraints. The donation’s purpose is to help fund the travel expenses to attend the annual conference in Wellington, NZ, in 2023 (3-5 July).

The deadline to apply for funding is 16 January 2023 and decisions will be communicated by mid-February. Only ICON•S active members can apply.

Please let us know how much funding you will be requesting, and bear in mind that the number should match the expected travel expenses. Funding will be up to USD$2,000 per person. The committee may offer you less funding than what you request, depending on the availability of resources and the number of applications, among other criteria. ICON•S cannot guarantee that all requests will be granted.

Applications should be submitted here.

In your application, you will need to include the following information:

  1. The title and the abstract of the presentation that you plan to submit for the conference.
  2. A statement of maximum 700 words explaining the financial hardship. You can tell us anything that could be relevant. For example, you can explain how your home institution is not supporting the travel expenses or that you still need to secure a tenured position.

The benefit is open to all, but we particularly encourage early career scholars to apply, including doctoral students, post-doc researchers, pre-tenured professors, and scholars from Global South countries.

Those selected for funding will need to comply with a set of guidelines, to be communicated in due course, for purchasing the tickets and receiving reimbursement. You may also be asked to provide invoices and other documentary evidence of your expenditures, and we will require that you prove that you attended the conference in person. If a visa is required, you will be responsible for securing it.