Young Scientists Travel Awards highly successful
The WC9 co-chairs and Program Management Team are very happy to announce that by today all 41 young scientists who will receive support to attend WC9 (for details see here) did in fact register for attending the World Congress. Given the fact that the majority (36 of 41 applicants) will receive support in-kind as waiving of the congress fee and a free accommodation, a 100% attendance could not be taken for granted. We are therefore happy that our concept rather to partially support all applications meeting our quality criteria than supporting a smaller number with a 100% cost waiver worked out, and the young scientists obviously were able to acquire the additional support needed from their institutions or elsewhere. Finally, we want to thank ACT Germany and the German 3R Foundation SET for providing the funds and hope they can share our view that we have spent the money in a way to make the best use of it.