in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, October 23-28, 2016


The International Federation of Palynological Societies (IFPS) has agreed to support student participation at the upcoming IPC-XIV to be held in Salvador, Brazil, in October 2016.

Funding will be awarded to Master and Ph.D. students presenting palynological results at IPC-XIV (oral or poster) and which are members of one of the IFPS affiliated societies. The IFPS board will review and evaluate all applications according to the quality of the submitted abstracts and the scientific merits of the candidates. Thus IFPS intends to sponsor approximately 20 students with a $500 (US dollars) contribution towards the cost of attending the conference. Students wishing to apply should e-mail (preferably as a pdf) a covering letter (no more than one page), a Short-CV (maximum one page) along with their talk/poster abstract to James B. Riding (IFPS Secretary-Treasurer: jbri@bgs.ac.uk).

The covering letter should briefly explain which IFPS affiliated organisation the student is a member of, other sources of funding for conference attendance (secured or being sought), and why the additional funding is necessary. Personal presence at the IPC-XIV is a prerequesite, as awards will be presented at the conference only. Applications should arrive before May 22, 2016.




Thanks to the generosity of The Organizing Committee for IOPC 2012, we are able to give several travel awards for student travel to IOPC 2016. The awards are competitive and must include:


1. Title and abstract of talk (no posters).
2. C.V. of no more than two pages.
3. Letter of support from their advisor (may be submitted separately: if submitted separately include the name of the advisor with the original application).
One award of $3000 and three awards of $2000 (US Dollars) will be awarded by an international committee, and the winners will be announced in the March 2016 Newsletter. Applicants may be undergraduate or graduate students, and must be members of The International Organization of Palaeobotanists. Applications must be received by March 1, 2016, and should be submitted to:

Michael T. Dunn
Department of Biological Sciences
Cameron University
Lawton, Oklahoma 73505
ph: 580-581-2287
email: michaeld@cameron.edu

Submissions may be emailed as PDF (preferred), Word, or WordPerfect attachments.