Call for nominations for IUFRO Student Award

At every IUFRO world congress IUFRO recognizes special scientific performances and achievements through selected IUFRO Awards. Among these awards is the IUFRO Student Award for Excellence in Forest Sciences (ISA)

Up to three ISAs can be awarded, depending on the number and strength of nominations. The award(s) is to recognize outstanding individual achievements related to the main theme and sub-themes of the IUFRO World Congress made by Master’s degree students (or equivalent), and to encourage their further work within the fields of research covered by the Union.

Information on the upcoming IUFRO World Congress 2019 in Curitiba, Brazil:

XXV IUFRO World Congress 2019
“Forest Research and Cooperation for Sustainable Development”
Curitiba, Brazil; 29 September – 5 October 2019
Congress website: http://www.iufro2019.com/
 
 

Since there have been no nominations made yet, there is still a good chance for a candidate to be among the award winners and to receive a ticket to travel to Curitiba and be given the opportunity to present the award winning work to the Congress participants.

Deadline for nominations is August 31 2018!


A summary about who is eligible and nomination requirements is given below.
 
  • Call for nominations for the IUFRO Student Award for Excellence in Forest Sciences (ISA) (detailed info in links:

Call on IUFRO website: https://www.iufro.org/news/article/2017/03/06/iufro-world-congress-2019-nominations-for-awards/

Student award description and requirements: https://www.iufro.org/download/file/116/97/honour-isa_pdf/)

Summary:

    • Chance to receive an award for recent Master/Diploma thesis or outstanding individual scientific achievements during the university studies or within 3 years after graduation + sponsored attendance at the IUFRO World Congress 2019 in Curitiba Brazil

    • Work to be awarded had to be done in a related field to the title or themes of the IUFRO World Congress 2019 in Curitiba, Brazil

      • Congress title: Forest Research and Cooperation for Sustainable Development

      • Themes:

        • Forests for People

        • Forests and Climate Change

        • Forests and Forest Products for a Greener Future

        • Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Biological Invasions

        • Forests, Soil and Water Interactions

    • Eligibility: “This award aims at Master degree students (or equivalent) of forest-related sciences and recognizes outstanding individual scientific achievements during the university studies or within 3 years after graduation within the 5-year Congress period…””; Open to IUFRO members and IFSA students

    • In order to be judged as outstanding the work should meet the following requirements:

      • relevant

      • show innovative thinking

      • use appropriate methodology

      • results already presented/published.

    • If selected for the award, a trip to the IUFRO World Congress 2019 in Curitiba, Brazil is included, where the recipient will be able to present his award-winning work

    • Nomination: third party has to nominate, self-nominations will not be accepted.

      • Following documentation has to be submitted to the IUFRO Secretariat or the LO IUFRO of IFSA (at the moment Konstantin Schwarz, e-mail: [email protected]com, or general: [email protected]) before the deadline, the 31st of August 2018:

        • Nomination form

        • the title of the thesis (there is no need to submit the thesis)

        • two letters of support

        • detailed CV listing publications (if existing), especially those associated with the Masters/Diploma thesis

        • the relevant publications, preferably in electronic format.

Nomination form: https://www.iufro.org/download/file/3029/97/honour-isa-nom-form_doc/

Good luck!

Head of Web Sub-Commission