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International Virtual Meeting Scholarship

With support from the Getty Foundation, FAIC is offering scholarships to cover the registration fee for the virtual component of the upcoming Annual Meeting. Conservation professionals from Africa, the Near East, South America, Central America, and the Caribbean are eligible to apply.

The General Sessions, as well as some Concurrent General Session, and Specialty Sessions of the 50th AIC Annual Meeting in Los Angeles will be available as a virtual component for those who cannot travel to attend the meeting in-person. Some of these sessions will be live streamed and others recorded for remote viewing. All recorded talks will have automated captioning in English.

Interested individuals should apply as soon as possible to take advantage of this funding opportunity. Scholarship applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and up to one hundred scholarship awards will be made. Reviewers will follow the Reviewer Guidelines and an established evaluation rubric based on the criteria for review to evaluate all applications.

Criteria for Review

  • Applicants must be conservation professionals from Africa, the Near East, South America, Central America, or the Caribbean.

  • Usefulness of virtual Annual Meeting to the applicant.

  • Plan to disseminate information gained (publication, teaching, presentations, etc.).

Application Process

 Applications are submitted through our online application portal. When you enter the portal, you will be prompted to login to the system using a login ID and password. If you already have an account (this should be the case if you are an AIC member or have participated in an AIC or FAIC program), use the same login information you use to access that account. If you do not have an account in the system, you can quickly set one up before you begin your application.

The online form will take you through the three sections of the application:

  1. Applicant information (name and contact information, language fluency, etc.).
  2. Professional information (employer information, resume/CV with education, current employment, past employment, and conservation tasks performed for each position - maximum three pages).
  3. Personal statement (how attending the virtual meeting will advance you professionally).

You can save and return to your application later to complete it. When you are satisfied with your responses, “save and finalize” to submit your application. Once the application has been submitted, you cannot return to edit the form.

An FAIC staff member will review applications on a rolling basis. We will notify awardees as their applications are approved and register them directly for the virtual component of the Annual Meeting.