Senckenberg Travel Awards: Call for Appplications to a Fellowship for Early Career Researchers from the Global South to participate in the SIL100 Congress

Supported by the Senckenberg Society for Nature Research, Germany

The Senckenberg Society for Nature Research offers travel awards to Early Career Researchers from the Global South to defray costs of attending the SIL 100 Congress in Berlin, Germany, in August 2022. Up to four applicants can be supported.

The award may cover travel expenses, registration fees as well as accommodation costs (max. contribution: 1,250 Euro per award).  


  • Citizen of a country of the Global South (i.e. Africa, Latin America, as well as emerging economies of Asia and Middle East)
  • Affiliation as an Early Career Researcher with a University, Research Museum or appropriate Research Institute
  • Application is open for Early Career Researchers (i.e. doctoral candidates and postdocs)
  • Submission of an oral presentation or an e-poster
  • Mandatory enrollment and participation in the SIL 100 scientific workshop “Empowering Cooperation”

Required Documents

  • Letter of motivation (1 page)
  • Short CV
  • Abstract of oral/poster presentation (see guidelines at SIL 100 Congress website;
  • Letter of support from recent/present supervisor or mentor


Application is now closed! The deadline was 15 June 2022.

Selection of Recipients

Applications are evaluated by the members of the SIL 100 Scientific Committee.

Wetzel Travel Awards

SIL is now accepting applications for the Wetzel Travel Awards, offering the chance to SIL members to receive funding for travel to SIL 2022 in Berlin, Germany this summer! For more details about the fund, visit the awards page: