Travel Grants Program – North American Conventions


Emerging Country Grant Application (PDF)

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 annual SWST International Convention in odd-number years when the Convention is held in North America

Up to 5 grants of $1,000 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.


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

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 on the International annual convention website
  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.

Deadline: Visit the International annual convention web pages.

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