Foreign Scholars Travel Award to attend Int'l Assoc. Landscape Ecology North America (IALE-NA) 2024 conference

Foreign Scholars Travel Award to attend Int'l Assoc. Landscape Ecology North America (IALE-NA) 2024 conference

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ALE–North America (IALE–NA) supports attendance by landscape ecologists from around the world at our Annual Meetings as a means of fostering greater international exchange among scientists and practitioners of landscape ecology.  ​A limited number of travel awards are thus made available to foreign scholars each year to help lower the costs associated with attending the Annual Meeting.  Foreign scholars in non-G7 countries as well as from IALE–NA countries outside the United States and Canada (i.e., Mexico, Central America, and The Caribbean) are invited to apply for a Foreign Scholar Travel Award. The Foreign Scholar Travel Awards Committee is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in accordance with the IALE–NA Strategic Plan. To that end, we specifically encourage foreign scholars with traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to apply for this award.


  1. Applicants are NOT eligible if:

    1. the applicant is a citizen or current resident of the United States or Canada.

    2. the applicant is a citizen of a G7 country (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, United States).

    3. the applicant (of any nationality) is currently studying in the United States or Canada.

    4. the applicant (of any nationality) received a Master's or Doctorate at an institution in the United States or Canada, or

    5. they have already been a recipient.

  2. Applicants must submit an abstract for a paper or poster presentation at the 2024 conference. You must submit your abstract to the conference organizers by Monday, December 18, 2023 11:59 PM (Central)


  1. Scientific merit and application to landscape ecology. We will favor applicants who demonstrate that their research (i) advances the scientific basis of landscape ecology, and/or (ii) the application of landscape ecology for natural resource protection or management.

  2. Financial need. Applicants must have demonstrated financial need and show that without FTSA support, they would not be able to attend the Conference. Applicants currently studying or residing in G7 countries must demonstrate the extent to which they have pursued travel funding from their host institution.

  3. Professional development. Applicants must demonstrate that attending the IALE-NA Conference will represent a significant professional opportunity for developing their expertise in landscape ecology and establishing working relationships with landscape ecologists from other countries. Preference is given to applicants in early career stages.

  4. Geographical representation. Selection may be made to maximize the number of countries and regions represented.

  5. Clarity of English and expression.


All application materials must be in English. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. A complete application contains the following:

  1. Name, Institution, Email address, Postal Address, Citizenship.

  2. Curriculum vitae (maximum 4 pages).

  3. Title and abstract of the paper or poster you will present at the Conference. The abstract should also be independently submitted to the conference organizers by Monday, December 18, 2023 11:59 PM (Central) at the conference website (

  4. A summary of your research (750 words maximum) explaining how your research extends the scientific basis or application of landscape ecology (see Selection Criteria listed above).

  5. Statement on what you hope to gain professionally from attending the US-IALE Conference (200 words maximum). 

  6. An explanation (200 words maximum) of why you need financial assistance to attend the conference (see Selection Criteria listed above). 

Submit your FSTA application materials by Monday, December 18, 2023 11:59 PM (Central) by email to ialena.foreignscholar<AT> Acceptable formats include Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format and Adobe Acrobat (pdf). Please put all materials into a single file with your last name included in the filename (e.g., Buchholtz_FSTA_2024.pdf).  Files will be returned if materials are not combined into a single file.

Awards will be announced mid-January 2024.


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Go to the profile of Thirza Loffeld
8 months ago

Thanks for sharing Amos, much appreciated. 

@Fai Collins Ndi , @Juma A Mohamed : this opportunity may be of interest to you/people in your networks, please share it widely if you can. 

Go to the profile of Fai Collins Ndi
8 months ago

Thank you so much for sharing this great opportunity, Amos.