We are excited to announce three recently opened travel award opportunities to support attendees to the upcoming World Fisheries Congress (Seattle, USA; 3-7 March 2023)! 

WFC International Travel Awards

A limited number of partial subsidies will be available to support registration expenses for deserving individuals planning to attend the WFC from low- and middle-income economies, with 10% of award funds to be earmarked for applicants from Indigenous communities. Awardees will be selected through a competitive process based on their career-stage, justification for why they should be considered (e.g., presenting their work, financial need, career benefits, etc.), demonstrated financial need, and a record of past science communication (papers and conference presentations) and service. Priority will be given to individuals in early career stages and to applicants requiring only partial support

  • Apply here by 15 October 2023.
  • Awardees will be notified by 1 November 2023.

The International Fisheries Section of the American Fisheries Society will grant two US$500 awards to fisheries professionals residing outside of North America who are members of the International Fisheries Section of the American Fisheries Society (IFS) to attend the WFC. The award is named in honor of Dr. Bern Megrey – a pioneer leader in ecosystem-based fisheries management, a past president of IFS, and a major organizer of many past World Fisheries Congresses. Priority will be given to early-career professionals conducting research on marine fisheries or marine fisheries management, and those requiring only partial support (e.g., airfare, registration, lodging, or per diem)

  • Apply here – deadline extended until 15 October 2023.

NexGen Mekong WFC Fellowships

Are you an early career Lower Mekong Basin (LMB) scientist, interested in attending the WFC and presenting your original research to a diverse group of peers?  If so, please apply for the NexGen Mekong cohort that will attend the World Fisheries Congress!  Click here for details