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27th IUGG Assembly, Montreal Travel Support: IAHS SYSTA & IUGG Grants


The 27th IUGG General Assembly will be held July 8-18, 2019 at the Palais des Congrès in Montréal, Québec, Canada. Abstract submission, online registration and accommodation reservation are now open on the website: http://iugg2019montreal.com/.

The IAHS programme will be over the first half of the Assembly ie 9-14 July 2019.

Financial support is now available as travel grants both:
through the IUGG assembly website http://iugg2019montreal.com/travel-grant.html
and through the IAHS website https://iahs.info/About-IAHS/SYSTA.do


Launched in 2018, IAHS SYSTA awards are available to eligible early career scientists from financially disadvantaged countries attending IAHS events.

The “Sivapalan Young Scientists Travel Award” is named in recognition of the hydrologist M. Sivapalan and based on the following considerations:

  • M. Sivapalan is a world leading scientist who has invigorated the hydrological sciences within IAHS through spearheading the Prediction in Ungauged Basins (PUB) and other initiatives.
  • M. Sivapalan is the perfect role model for young scientists as he has shown to the world how somebody from a financially disadvantaged country can indeed advance to the top.


Applications for an IAHS SYSTA award will be considered from scientists that meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • They grew up and now reside in a financially disadvantaged country
  • They completed their PhD less than 5 years ago (an extra year per child is allowed for parents if they took parental leave)
  • There is evidence of their high quality/high potential as a scientist in the form of a paper of which they are first author in Hydrological Sciences Journal (HSJ) or Proceedings of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (PIAHS) (or in another listed hydrological journal)
  • They have not previously received a SYSTA award for intercontinental travel.


The award is limited to a maximum of €2000 per individual covering registration fee, visa fee (if necessary), accommodation and transport. Applications can be made in English or French via the IAHS website https://iahs.info/About-IAHS/SYSTA.do .

The deadline for applications for an IAHS SYSTA award for the assembly is Friday 30 November 2018 at 12 noon GMT.

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