9th IALE World Congress Portland 2015

9th IALE World Congress Foreign Scholar Travel Award

9th IALE World Congress 
Crossing Scales, Crossing Borders: Global Approaches to Complex Challenges 
Portland, Oregon USA
July 5 - 10, 2015


With support from IALE and the United States Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (US-IALE), Foreign Scholar Travel Awards support attendance by landscape ecologists from foreign countries and foster international exchange about advances in landscape ecology.


The award recipients will receive US$ 1,200 at the 9th IALE World Congress. It is the recipients' responsibility to make all transportation arrangements and cover all transportation and lodging costs associated with participating in the meeting.


1. Applicants are NOT eligible if:

  • the applicant is a citizen or current resident of the United States or Canada. the applicant is a citizen of a G7 country (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States).
  • the applicant (of any nationality) is currently studying in the United States or Canada.
  • the applicant (of any nationality) received a Master's or Doctorate at an institution in the United States or Canada.
  • they were a previous travel award recipient.


2. Applicants must submit an abstract for a presentation at the 2015 World Congress. You must submit your abstract to the conference organizers by 31 December 2014 and select expedited review decision  


  1. Scientific merit and application to landscape ecology. We will favor applicants who demonstrate that their research (i) advances the scientific basis of landscape ecology, and/or (ii) the application of landscape ecology for natural resource protection or management. New and established landscape ecologists are encouraged to apply.
  2. Financial need. Applicants must have demonstrated financial need and show that without FSTA support, they would not be able to attend the World Congress. Applicants currently studying or residing in G7 countries must demonstrate the extent to which they have pursued travel funding from their host institution.
  3. Professional development. Applicants must demonstrate that attending the World Congress will represent a significant professional opportunity for developing their expertise in landscape ecology and establishing working relationships with landscape ecologists from other countries. Preference is given to applicants in earlier career stages.
  4. Clarity of English and expression.
  5. Geographical representation. Selection may be made to maximize the number of countries and regions represented.



All application materials must be in English. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. A complete application contains the following:

  1. Name, Institution, Email address, Postal Address, Citizenship.
  2. Curriculum vitae (maximum 4 pages).
  3. Title and abstract of the presentation submitted for the World Congress. The presentations should also be independently submitted to the conference organizers by 31 December 2014 with expedited review decision at the conference website ( 
  4. A summary of your research (750 words maximum) explaining how your research extends the scientific basis or application of landscape ecology (see Selection Criteria listed above).
  5. Statement on what you hope to gain professionally from attending the World Congress (200 words maximum). 
  6. An explanation (200 words maximum) of why you need financial assistance to attend the conference (see Selection Criteria listed above). 

Submit your abstract to the conference organizers by 31 December 2014 with expedited review decisions at the conference website (

Submit your FSTA application materials by 31 December 2014 by email to kathy.vigness.raposa<AT> Acceptable formats include Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format and Adobe Acrobat (pdf). Please put all materials into a single file with your last name included in the filename (e.g., Vigness_FSTA_2015).  Files will be returned if materials are not combined into a single file.

Awards will be announced on or before 31 January 2015.


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Other questions -- email us at kathy.vigness.raposa<AT> 

by Kathleen J. Vigness-Raposa, Ph.D.
Chair, Foreign Scholar Travel Award Committee


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