2019 Student Conference Grant

The Herpetological Association of Africa proudly announces that applications for the Conference Student Grant to attend the 14th Herpetological Association of Africa Conference are now open. All HAA student* members (undergraduate or postgraduate registered at a university or Technicon, regardless of country of residence) who are in good standing with the Association and who will submit an abstract for an oral presentation in any field of original research in African herpetology may apply for this grant (Africa taken to include the continent of Africa, Madagascar, the Canary Islands, Cape Verde Islands, Gulf of Guinea islands, Mascarenes and Seychelles).

Applications must include a curriculum vitae and a maximum three-page (single-spaced) statement detailing the research to be presented**, including the following:

  • A statement of the degree program and institution as well as the academic mentor/advisor’s name and contact
  • A 3–5 page description of the research, including a title, objectives/goals/hypotheses, methods that were used, a summary of the results and an interpretation of the findings. Also include key references, and important tables and/or figures.

The award will cover HAA conference registration fees and shared accommodation at the conference venue. Please note that a maximum of three students will be awarded this grant. The submission deadline is the 30 June. The applications will be evaluated by a committee of HAA members, none of whom will have students in the competition. Applications will be judged based on technical merit, originality, relevance and potential impact on the field of African herpetology. Announcement of the award will be made via email correspondence and posted on the HAA Facebook page by 30 July 2019.

Applications should be sent to the HAA Secretary, Buyisile Makhubo (secretaryhaa@gmail.com).

*Postdoctoral fellows are not considered students

**Presentations that relate to project proposals will not be considered for this grant.

Banner Photo: Participants of the 13th HAA conference, Shivan Parusnath