Travel Awards to attend the 18th International Conference on Harmful Algae 

Travel Award have been announced for ICHA2018 in Nantes, France.  Congratulations to the awardees: 

ISSHA Travel Awards 2018

SCOR Awardees

  1. Bruna Fernanda Sobrinho, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil
  2. Dulce V. Ramírez Rodríguez, IPN-Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas, Mexico
  3. Qiaona Xue, University of China, China
  4. Patricia Paredes, Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada, Ecuador
  5. Norma V. Ahumada, Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada, Mexico

ISSHA Awardees

  1. Phoebe Argyle, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  2. Ana Toldra, IRTA, Spain
  3. Lorenzo Meroni, University of Genoa, Italy
  4. Ammbar Aballay, University of Concepción, Chile
  5. Sara Haraddotir, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Denmarck
  6. Elisa Mazzega, University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia
  7. Konstantinus Anestis, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Germany
  8. Caitlin Romanis, University of Newcastle, Australia
  9. Angels Tudo, IRTA, Spain
  10. Hiroshi Funaki, Kochi University, Japan
  11. Marco Pinto, Austral University of Puerto Montt, Chile
  12. Laura Biessy, Cawthron Institute, New Zealand
  13. Koki Yuasa, Saitama University, Japan
  14. Joyce Nieva, Alfred Wegner Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Philippines
  15. Raquel Almeida, University of Coimbra, Brazil

NOAA Awardees

  1. Ricardo Colon, Florida International University
  2. Katherine Perri, University of Texas at Austin
  3. Shaun McKinnie, University of California
  4. Jesse Gwin, University of South Alabama
  5. Yanfei Wang, University of Delaware
  6. Victoria Simons, University of Delaware
  7. Natalie Flores, University of Vermont
  8. Benjamin J. Kramer, Stony Brook University
  9. Adam Catasus, Florida Gulf Coast University
  10. Dominique Derminio, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  11. Andrew W. Griffith, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University


ISSHA will have a limited amount of travel awards for students and postdoctoral investigators to attend the 18th International Conference on Harmful Algae, 21-26 October 2018, in Nantes, France. Awards will be around $500US for students from European Institutions, and $1,000 US for non-European students. No support will be given to students of the hosting country. Successful applicants will need to demonstrate that other sources of funds are available to supplement their award. Among the criteria for selection will be the following:

  • Membership of ISSHA (If you are not a member, please join before the applications are reviewed)
  • Availability of "matching" funds
  • First time award applicants will receive priority over those who have received travel support in the past.
  • Commitment to an oral or a poster presentation
  • Quality or unique nature of science to be presented
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Only one student application can be submitted per advisor

To apply for funds, please send your application letter as one complete PDF fileto Dr. Christine Band-Schmidt ([email protected]), Chair of Committee on Travel Awards. The letter should contain the information listed below. Please, write “ISSHA Travel Awards 2018" in the message subject of your message. Applications not submitted this way may be rejected. The application letter should include the following:

  1. Name, address, telephone, FAX, e-mail;
  2. Institutional affiliation and educational status;
  3. Advisor;
  4. Research interests;
  5. Activity at HAB 2018: poster or oral presentation, first or secondary author;
  6. Copy of the abstract;
  7. Firm estimate of round trip airfare costs, housing, meals, and other travel needs, if justified;
  8. Other sources of travel funds (i.e., how will the remainder of the trip be paid, and how firm is that financial commitment);
  9. Statement justifying the request for assistance (i.e. why do you need the money, what you will do if you don't get the award);
  10. Short letter from your advisor explaining why these supplementary funds are needed;
  11. Other information that might help in the decision process.

The deadline for receipt of applications will be June 15th 2018. Applications will be peer reviewed by the ISSHA Travel Award Committee and classified according to merits presented. Decisions will be announced in early July.