Szabolcs Rozsa | 2019-12-16

IAG Travel Award

The award is established to assist young scientists from member countries to present results of their research at IAG meetings (assemblies, symposia, workshops, etc.).

Rules for the IAG Travel Award


The award is established to assist young scientists from member countries to present results of their research at IAG meetings (assemblies, symposia, workshops, etc.). 


The applicant must present results of his or her research at the meeting and must be 35 years of age or less at the date of the application. The application must be supported by at least one IAG Fellow or two Associates.

Type of awards

There are two awards, one for meetings in the applicant’s own country, and the other for meetings outside the applicant’s country. The first is called IAG National Travel Award and has a maximum financial value of US $ 500. It is available for meetings in developing countries. The second is called IAG International Travel Award and has a maximum financial support of US $ 1000. The amounts can occasionally be adjusted by the IAG Executive Committee. It was adjusted last in 2011.

Application procedure

Applicants are asked to send their application at least three months before the meeting to the IAG Secretary General. As a minimum, the application should contain: title, authors, and abstract of the paper to be presented, acceptance by the organising committee (if available), travel budget and sources of additional funding. The letter(s) of support (one IAG Fellow or two Associates) should be sent separately. 

Selection procedure and criteria

Selection of applicants will be done by the IAG Bureau. It will be based on the paper to be presented, the letter(s) of support, and the applicant’s ability to actually attend the meeting. Priority will be given to candidates from developing countries. 

Additional benefits

The IAG will encourage the organizers of the meetings to waive the registration fees for all IAG Travel award winners. 

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