The International Society for Subterranean Biology (ISSB - SIBIOS) will provide five travel grants worth 500 euros each for attendance at the 25th ICSB. The money is intended to fund student attendance, although other young participants without other sources of funding may be considered.

The criteria for selection are:

  1. Applicants should be currently registered graduate students, recently graduated MSc or PhD students.

  2. Applications should send a letter of application to the organizers of the 25th ICSB (

  3. The application should include:

    1. An explanation of the significance of the applicant’s poster or oral talk to the field of subterranean biology

    2. The title and abstract of the applicant’s poster or oral talk, in any format, or the format found at​​

    3. A Curriculum Vitae.


The applications will be reviewed using the following criteria :

  1. Scientific quality of the poster or oral talk as shown by the abstract and the explanation of its significance

  2. Funding situation of the applicant’s university or home institution

  3. Balanced geographic representation, with some preference given to more remote applicants.