Travel Award 2019 (800 CHF)
We are accepting applications for a Life Travel Award, to be presented to a PhD student or postdoctoral fellow to attend a conference in 2019. The award will consist of 800 CHF (Swiss Francs) to partially cover the transportation costs to the conference of the applicant’s choice. The nominations and applications will be assessed by an Evaluation Committee consisting of senior scholars in the field.
- Doctoral student and postdoctoral fellow within the research field of origins and evolution of life;
- Will participate at an international conference in 2019 (poster or oral presentation);
- The awardee will be asked to acknowledge the support of the journal Life during his/her presentation.
Candidates are required to submit the following documents:
- The abstract and conference details (no more than 1 page);
- A CV (no more than 3 pages), including a one-page statement from the candidate describing his/her research interests and a list of publications;
- A letter of recommendation from his/her supervisor or PI (principal investigator). The supervisor or PI should sign and confirm that the applicant fulfills all of the above requirements.
Please submit your application at this link (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/life/awards/submit/503) by 28 February 2019. The winner of this Award will be announced on the Life website on 31 March 2019.
Travel Award 2018
As Editor-in-Chief of Life, I am pleased to announce the winner of the Life Travel Award 2018:
Ryo Mizuuchi, PhD student at Osaka University, whose research focuses on constructing a comprehensive scenario of possible evolution of primitive replication systems. He is planning to present his work “Sustainable Cooperation and Coevolution of Encapsulated Gene-Encoding RNA Replicators” at the Evolution 2018 Montpellier. The award consists of 800 Swiss Francs to attend this conference.
Prof. Dr. Antonio Lazcano
Travel Award 2017
Claudia Bonfio, PhD student at the Centre for Integrative Biology (CIBIO), University of Trento, whose research focuses on the origin of iron–sulfur clusters and their catalytic activity on the early Earth. She is planning to present her work “UV-light driven prebiotic synthesis of iron–sulfur clusters” at the XVIIIth International Conference on the Origin of Life. The award consists of 800 Swiss Francs to attend this conference.
Prof. Dr. David Deamer