Eight awards of $1000 US will be granted to students in 2023. Students must be members of the International Phycological Society, however the call is also open to students who are not currently IPS members and will join the Society for 2023. Applications from students who received a Paul Silva Grant in one of the two previous calls (May 2022 and December 2022) will not be considered.

The awards may be used for:

a) travel to meetings, including workshops in which the student is presenting work on algae, whether the meeting is phycological or more general (e.g. evolution or ecology);

b) research projects on algae, which must be student-led with support from the supervisor. For research projects, evidence of results of the project must be presented (for example, in a departmental seminar). It is also expected that grantees will provide materials for publication on the social media of the International Phycological Society.

The applications will be evaluated based the applicant's

  • Contribution to the conference, workshop ,or research project
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Proof of current IPS membership
  • Broad international spread of successful applications

Further details are here. Submit complete applications by 31 May to the IPS Secretary, Dail Laughinghouse