PhD Grant scheme for the 75th Annual RILEM Week in Merida

This grant aims to support young researchers working in lower- and middle-income countries, who otherwise may not be able to attend the RILEM Annual Week.

Application for the grant is open to PhD students or recently graduated (after 1st January 2020) PhDs who are:

  • Under the age of 35;
  • Residing in any of the countries where a special discount RILEM membership fee is applicable. Please refer to the RILEM for a complete list of these countries;
  • Presenting an accepted abstract at the conference.

This call offers 4 grants.

The winners will be asked to write an extended abstract and will be asked to present their work as an oral presentation at the conference.

Winners will receive the following benefits from RILEM and the conference organizing committee:

  • Free registration at the conference;
  • An economic support of € 2,000.00 to cover air transportation, lodging and food expenses to attend the event in person
  • 3-year RILEM membership;
  • The opportunity to have a highlighted presentation during a conference session.

The winners will be selected by an international jury on the basis of:

  1. The technical quality of the abstract submitted;
  2. A one-page supporting statement to be prepared and submitted by the applicant, explaining how the RILEM PhD Grant will enhance their career development and prospects, including future participation in RILEM activities;
  3. The ambition of RILEM to support equality, diversity and inclusion in terms of personal characteristics, geographical distribution of awardees, and research subject areas within the RILEM fields of interest.

Before the conference abstract submission deadline, applicants should first submit their abstract via the standard route through the following link (Call for abstracts). After receiving the correspondent reference number assigned for their abstract, the applicant must send an email to no later than March 15, 2021 (closed), with the following information:

Subject line: RILEM PhD Grant Application –name of applicant – Abstract ID #

  1. One-page personal statement (PDF or DOCX formats)
  2. Abstract as submitted, and
  3. A supporting letter from the PhD supervisor for PhD students, or a certificate that indicates the date on which the PhD degree was awarded, for recently graduated PhDs.