The Habitat Foundation offers Travel Grants for Malaysian graduate students and early career researchers in the field of biodiversity conservation and conservation biology to participate in regional and international training workshops, forums, conferences, and other relevant meetings that would give them the opportunity to engage with their peers, present their work, and strengthen their practice.
Recipients of a THF Travel Grant are expected to acknowledge support from The Habitat Foundation for enabling them to participate and should include an acknowledgement of this support in their presentations as well as any proceedings and publications arising from the meetings.
- Students currently working on doctoral or postdoctoral research, early career researchers, conservation practitioners (including those from NGOs or CBOs), and government staff working in relevant fields are encouraged to apply.
- The Travel Grant may be used to cover registration fees, workshop costs, per diem, travel and accommodation. Applicants may apply to have these costs covered up to a value of only RM2,500.
- Priority will be given to those applicants that have been accepted to present, address, or participate as a discussant at regional or international forums and meetings.
- The meeting as well as the proposed presentation topic by the applicant will be evaluated in terms of its quality and significance to conservation.
- Priority will be given to those applicants that would not be able to attend without financial support.
How to apply
Applicants should provide a cover letter addressed to the Executive Secretary of The Habitat Foundation. Please include the following details:-
- Information on the meeting you would like to attend.
- Information on the session you will be presenting at or participating in (e.g. panel, roundtable, workshop).
- Relevance of the meeting to your research or work.
- Some information on your efforts to obtain Travel Grants thus far.
- Please complete the Application Form with your personal information and sign the declaration.
- Please also get the support from your academic supervisor or work supervisor to endorse your application.
Call for applications
Applications for the 2019 Travel Grants may be submitted up to 30 August 2019 and should be for any travel which will take place up to December 2019.
Travel Grants Awarded in 2019
The Habitat Foundation has awarded grants to two talented and engaged PhD students from the School of Biological Sciences at USM. Both Aini Hasanah and Zaki Zainol are being supported to attend the International Congress of Conservation Biology which is being held for the first time in Kuala Lumpur in July 2019. The conference is the largest meeting of conservation biologists and is expected to see more than 1,500 delegates converging on KLCC from all over the world. The Habitat Foundation is proud to ensure that Malaysian researchers are represented at the event.