Sociedad Española de Malacología



Penang, Malaysia

18-24 July, 2016


Unitas Malacologica will provide travel grants to help students of malacology attend the World Congress of Malacology, Penang 2016. An anticipated sum of € 25,000 will be set aside for this purpose. Travel Grants will be allocated depending on basic travel costs: a maximum amount of 400 euros will be awarded for relatively short distance travel, while a maximum amount of 800 euros is reserved for long distance travel.


Anyone actively involved in the study of molluscs may apply, whether student, amateur or professional. Preference will be given to registered postgraduate students and malacologists who do not have access to significant alternative funding. A major aim is to encourage wider representation at congresses of malacology students from areas such as Asia, Africa, South America and Eastern Europe.


Competition for these awards is high and established malacologists with permanent institutional posts are encouraged to seek funding elsewhere. Awards will be made on the basis of merit and need, as determined by the Council of UM. To be eligible, applicants must be a member of Unitas Malacologica or of an affiliated organisation, and all applicants must indicate that they will present either an oral paper or a poster. Successful applicants will receive their awards upon registration at the congress venue in Penang.


In addition to the completed form, applicants must include an abstract or summary of the proposed paper or poster presentation, brief statement of motivation for the application, and a supporting letter from a referee or supervisor outlining the qualities of the applicant and their work.


An electronic application form is available from the UM website:


The completed form, together with the abstract/summary of the presentation and the letter of support should be emailed to the UM Secretary Jesús Souza Troncoso (


The closing date for applications is 1st February, 2016.



The Secretary

J.S. Troncoso