Travel: Emerging Country Grants

Emerging Countries International Travel Grant Program

The Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST) is pleased to announce an Emerging Countries International Travel Grant Program to provide partial support for travel expenses to attend the 2015 SWST International Convention. 

Up to 5 grants fo up to $500 each will be awarded.


  • Applicants must be International Members of SWST upon application and receipt of the grant. 
  • Non-members may apply by submitting a membership application and dues at the time of application. 
  • Applicants must be residents of an SWST-approved emerging country
  • Members selected for support under this grant program will be expected to present a research poster at the convention. 


Deadline for submission of the travel grant application is January 31, 2015.

Applications for Emerging Country Travel Grants must be received by the SWST Office in Madison by 5 p.m. Central Daylight time November 15, 2014. Applications will be reviewed by December 15, 2014, with recommendation to the Executive Board by January 15, 2015.   It is anticipated that grant awards will be announced January 15, 2015.

Grants will be made on a cost-reimbursement basis following the convention. Applications will be reviewed by the SWST Visiting Scientist Committee, with recommendations for funding made to the Executive Board of the Society.

Emerging country travel grant application (pdf) Emerging Country Grant

How to Apply

  1. Pre-register for the International annual convention and pay the registration fee.
  2. Complete the SWST ECITGP Application Form (PDF) (available soon!)
  3. Submit the ECITGP form to SWST.
  4. Submit an abstract describing the research topic to be presented in poster format.  Abstracts will be evaluated for research hypothesis, scientific merit, organization and clarity of expression.

Applications to the ECITGP must be received by the SWST Office in Madison by 5 p.m. Central Daylight Time, November 15, 2014
Abstracts must be submitted by January 31,  2015.

Awardees of Emerging Countries International Travel Grants will receive funds upon submission of travel expense receipts to Vicki Herian, Executive Director, SWST.

Vicki Herian
Executive Director, SWST
P.O. Box 6155
Monona, WI 53716-6155 USA
PH: +01-608-577-1342
Fax:  +01-608-254-2769