SCIENTIST ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SAP) & YOUNG SCIENTIST PROGRAM (YSP)
Scientist Assistance Program (SAP) Criteria
Background The IUFRO All-Division 5 (Forest Products) conference is held every 5 years, providing a unique opportunity for scientists across the globe with a wide range of forest-products-related fields to meet “under one roof” and present their research findings and network among their peer professionals for the benefit of forest products research.
The conference program addresses all relevant and topical areas of forest products research of significance to different regions of the world, while providing a friendly and supportive atmosphere for interaction among scientists. Invited keynote presentations from a selected few internationally recognized industry and academic forestry and forest products professionals form an important part of the technical presentations being prepared.
IUFRO wished to promote the inclusion of the widest range of scientists at its conferences, particularly those who may not have the financial resources provided by their own organizations. Hence a fund will be created with assistance from willing donor organizations to allow a number of participants to attend under full or partial funding.
Selection Criteria The following rules shall be applied to short list the applicants.
Preference will be given to:
• SAP applicant shall be a IUFRO member for at least 3 years and provide proof of current membership status in the application. • Applicants 45 years of age and under • Applicants from member Organizations of IUFRO • Applicants submitting a scientific contribution • Students working on forest product-related topics • Applicants who have not received IUFRO support over the past 5 years
Deadline for Submissions: February 10, 2012 SAP Notifications: February 15, 2012
Young Scientist Program (YSP)
The YSP is provided as a means of supporting promising young students and scientists.
•YSP applicant shall be a IFSA member for at least 3 years and provide proof of current membership status in the application. •The age limit for YSP applicants, including postgraduate students, shall not exceed 35 years old in 2012 at the time of the conference.
Deadline for Submissions: February 10, 2012 YSP Notifications: February 15, 2012