Guidelines for Travel Grants

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Guidelines for Travel Grants


Travel Grants for research scholars / students for attending MECOS3

The organisers of MECOS3 are pleased to announce the award of travel grants for research scholars / students who are citizens of India and for international scholars to attend MECOS3.
Who can apply: Research scholars who are actively engaged in research (Masters/ Ph.D /Post-Doc) related to the conference themes are eligible to apply. They should have submitted an abstract for MECOS3 as per the conference guidelines. The research work must be original and innovative. Researchers who have submitted their thesis are also eligible to apply.
Who cannot apply: Researchers who are employed or are availing travel grant from other organisations like DST/DBT/ other travel grant providers will not be considered.
What does the Travel grant cover? : The grant will cover full / part of travel expenses limited to INR 5000 for Indian students and INR 20,000 (approximately USD 288) for international students.
How many scholars will be selected? Eight Indian scholars and three international scholars will be awarded the travel grant.
How to apply? The application should be in the prescribed format and should be submitted online along with the abstract.
What is the criteria for selection? The selection will be based on merit and financial need. There will be scoring based on the application submitted.
How will the grant be reimbursed? The travel grant will be reimbursed on submission of the original travel documents within a week of MECOS3.

Documents to be submitted on line

  • Abstract for MECOS3
  • Proof of fellowships received.
  • Proof for academic achievements mentioned in the application form
  • Copy of passport for international students
  • Proof of domicile for Indian students
  • Certificate from Head of Institute/ Head of Division/ Research Guide attesting that the information provided by the student is true.

Date to remember

  • Last date for application: November 30th 2019
  • Results of Travel grant awardee: December 15th 2019

(Results will be published online in the MECOS3 website soon after)
Any clarification regarding the Travel Grant please contact Convener/CoConvener MECOS3

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