IAFS 2020 Scholarships

The Organising Committee is pleased to advise a number of scholarships are available to assist delegates in attending the Meeting.

Emerging Leader Scholarship

For emerging leaders and forensic scientists from emerging nations, there is an exciting opportunity to receive a complimentary registration through the Emerging Leader Scholarship. 

CRITERIA TO ENTER: To be eligible to apply for a Scholarship, both of the below criteria must be met. 1. Applications for the Scholarship are open to: Forensic scientists from emerging countries (low to lower-middle income economy). To check if your country is eligible please visit https://data.worldbank.org/country. Undergraduate students, PhD students and researchers in their early stage of career (up to 5 years post award of PhD) by the Meeting dates. 2. Applicants must have at least one accepted oral presentation in the IAFS 2020 Program prior to submitting their application.

HOW TO SUBMIT: Applications for Emerging Leader Scholarship will not be considered without an approved abstract submitted for IAFS 2020. Once you have been notified of your oral presentation acceptance into the program; log into the abstract submission portal, go to ‘Home’ and select the button ‘Submit Emerging Leader Scholarship Application’. Complete the application which includes attaching your letter of support. Click here to access the ‘Application Template’

AWARD: Sponsored registration to attend IAFS 2020 from 17 – 21 May 2021, including the Welcome Reception. 

IMPORTANT DATES: Application submission open: 1 September 2020. Application submission deadline: 30 September 2020. Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application in October 2020. 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: The scholarship is provided on the basis of a delegate submitting the following: An abstract for an oral presentation that is accepted in to the Meeting Program and a support letter from a supervisor/manager.

IAFS and Arinex will not provide the following:

  • Visa fees (if required)
  • Per diems
  • Travel insurance (note it is strongly recommended that all applicants arrange travel insurance)
The FSF International Association of Forensic Sciences (IAFS) Scholarship

The International Association of Forensic Sciences (IAFS) Scholarship: Offered Through the Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF)

PURPOSE: The IAFS is an international association focused on bringing together academics, managers, researchers, and scientists from around the world to discuss and debate issues focal to the forensic science disciplines. The IAFS proclaims its goals and objectives to be: “to develop forensic sciences; to assist forensic scientists and others to exchange scientific and technical information; and to organize triennial meetings.” The FSF is interested in providing an opportunity for an AAFS member to experience this educational venture.

Therefore, the FSF is offering a scholarship to help defray the expenses involved in attending the 22nd Triennial Meeting of the International Association of Forensic Sciences to be held in Sydney, Australia, from May 17 – 21, 2021.

CRITERIA TO ENTER: If you have been a member of the AAFS for fewer than ten years (includes Associate Members, Members, and Fellows) and have never attended an IAFS meeting, then you are eligible to apply for this scholarship. In order to be considered, you must submit to the IAFS, and have accepted, a podium presentation for the 2020 IAFS meeting.

Within five days of receiving the IAFS acceptance notice, the following items should be sent to Lucy Davis (ladavis@ldhconsult.com), Chair of the IAFS Scholarship Committee: (1) a copy of your abstract; (2) a copy of the acceptance letter from IAFS; and (3) a copy of your up-to-date curriculum vitae.

SELECTION PROCESS: A committee composed of four FSF Trustees and two AAFS section members will review the submissions. Abstracts will be judged on their technical merit, innovation, and impact to the community.

AWARD: The winner will receive up to $5,000 to cover the costs of airfare, registration, housing, and per diem of $75 for five nights while in attendance at the meeting.

IMPORTANT DATES: The IAFS deadline for abstract submission is January 31, 2020. The IAFS program will make notification to the submitter by April 10. Once acceptance is received, send the requirements (1–3, noted above under “Criteria to Enter”) to Lucy Davis (ladavis@ldhconsult.com). The winner notification date is dependent on the static nature of the current IAFS timeline.

For more information on the abstract submission process, go to https://iafs2023.com.au/cms/. For more information on the scholarship, please contact Ronald Singer at crimelab@flash.net.