YAQU PACHA - Travel grant
YAQU PACHA, an organization that promotes aquatic mammal protection,
conservation, and research in South America and sponsors LAJAM (Latin
American Journal of Aquatic Mammals), has generously offered SOLAMAC
(the Latin American Society of Specialists in Aquatic Mammals) two
travel grants to assist students attending the 2nd World Marine Mammal
Science Conference/23rd Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals.
The conference will take place at the International Convention Centre
of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain, on December 9-12th, 2019.
This meeting will be hosted jointly by the Society for Marine
Mammalogy and the European Cetacean Society, together with the active
involvement of SOLAMAC, effectively bringing together experts in the
field from every continent. The gathering of interdisciplinary
scientists will enable discussion amongst the marine mammal research
community and policy makers, and will facilitate collaboration and
training of the next generation of scientists and practitioners.
Travel grant eligibility
To be eligible for one of the grants, an applicant must:
- Submit a manuscript as first author to LAJAM by March 31, 2019. Late
applications will not be accepted. The manuscript will have to be
accepted to be considered for one of the grants.
- Attach a certificate showing that he/she is enrolled as a student
(graduate or undergraduate level) at the time of submission.
- Indicate in the cover letter of the manuscript that he/she meet the
above criteria and would like to be considered for the scholarship.
What does the travel grant cover?
Each grant will cover airfare, accommodation, and registration to the
upcoming World Marine Mammal Conference for the student author of the
best two manuscripts accepted for publication in LAJAM´s first issue
An independent panel of experts will be appointed by LAJAM’s
Editor-in-Chief to evaluate all manuscripts submitted by eligible
students to LAJAM, and will deliver their results by the end of June
2019. The decision of the panel will be unappealable.
Manuscripts will be judged by the originality of the research, the
quality of manuscript, and the potential impact of the study on the
conservation of aquatic mammals in Latin America.
Questions regarding this travel grants should be directed to