CEST2021 Awards & Travel Grants

Prince Sultan Water Specialist Event Participation Grants

The Organizing Committee of the 17th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology in collaboration with Prince Sultan Biz Abdulaziz International Prize for Water is offering four “Prince Sultan Water Specialist Event Participation Grants” to support researchers with limited financial resources.

The grants will be awarded to promising early career scientists whose research is focused upon innovative research in water-related topics.

This grant includes free registration to CEST2021 together with additional financial support for the travel expenditures with a maximum of 500€.
Scientists who wish to apply for a “Prince Sultan Water Specialist Event Participation Grant” must be the corresponding author, as well as the first and presenting author of their contribution, and they must submit their manuscript (full paper) for review by (23 February 2021.) Extended until 31 May 2021

Along with the submission, the following information is required:

A short CV
A list of Publications
The abstract of the presentation as the first author
At least one letter of reference by the applicant’s supervisor (only for the Student Researcher Grant)

Travel Grants Eligibility

Student Researcher Grant
Travel support is provided for early career scientists and postgraduate students (Masters/PhD) - who have received their highest degree (MSc, or PhD) within the past seven years.

Distinguished Researcher Grant 
Travel support is provided for assisting established scientists from low, lower middle, and upper-middle income countries as determined by the World Bank designation of Gross National Income per capita.

All applicants will be informed about the outcome of their application and a list of successful awardees will be published on the CEST2021 website.

CEST2021 Awards

Young researchers (PhD candidates and Master Degree students) who will participate in the conference will be awarded prizes for their presentation. Competition among the papers presented in CEST2021 will be organized and running through the days of the conference. Three oral presentations and three poster presentations will be awarded and receive distinctions of equal academic value. The winners will be announced in a special ceremony during CEST2021 official dinner. Apart from the certificates stating the excellence of the research, a money prize will be given to the young researchers. 

Eligible candidates must meet the following criteria:

Be a full-time post-graduate student/PhD candidate at the time of the conference
Not being supervised by a member of CEST2021 Programme Committee
Participate in the conference with an oral or poster presentation
Clearly demonstrate in their paper the innovation of the research and its scientific contribution

The Executive Programme Committee of CEST2021 invites all those interested to submit their application for consideration in one of the following awards:

Best oral presentation award (3 winners)
Best poster* presentation award (3 winners)

How to become a CEST award candidate:

​Visit CEST website (https://cest2021.gnest.org)
Create an account and submit an abstract. Do not forget to mention the contest in the field "comments"

*Kindly keep in mind that for poster presentations a full paper has to be submitted and evaluated as in the case of oral presentations.