Fellowships so far available will be sponsored by:

A limited number of fellowships are available to graduate students, post-graduate students or post-doctoral fellows. The purpose of this funding program is to promote the participation of students to the Conference and to enable a young dynamic network in neutron scattering.

Student’s supervisors are invited to forward this information to their students and to encourage them to apply for a grant. The grant is conceived as a modest contribution to support the attendance to the conference. The fellowships are not intended to cover the entire cost of attendance but are a grant to defray some of the costs. The fellowships will cover travel and subsistence expenses to a maximum of 700USD per fellow. Fellowships do not cover the costs of registration, however the registration fees for recipients of the IUCr Young Scientist Awards 2015 will be eligible for a discount of 20% of the registration fee.

Eligibility Criteria

Student Scholarship is open to to graduate students, post-graduate students or post-doctoral fellows with a maximum age of 30 (exceptionally 35).

It is understood that the applicant must submit at least one scientific contribution to the “VI European Conference on Neutron Scattering 2015” in Zaragoza, and that the attribution of the student scholarship is subject to acceptance of such contribution.

Evaluation Criteria

Evaluation will be made using the submitted documents. Preference should be given to those young scientists with crystallographic background.

How to Apply

A limited number of scholarships are available and the applications will be judged based upon the student’s current interests, upon how the conference will benefit their studies and research, and upon the quality of the recommendations.

In order to be considered, applications should consist of:

- a current student Curriculum Vitae (no more than two pages).

- a short (1 page) supporting letter from the applicants supervisor 

- a brief statement detailing how the applicant would benefit from attending the conference, including current relevant academic and/or research experience.  

A single file, in PDF format, should be electronically submitted by the applicant to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “scholarship application” in the subject line.


Important Dates:

• The last day for sending fellowship applications: May 26th, 2015.

• Applicants will be notified of the decision by email no later than June 5th, 2015.

• Early bird registration deadline: 15th June 2015

If a student with a scholarship cannot finally attend the Conference for some reason, he/she should inform the local organizing committee as soon as possible before the Conference dates.


IUCr Scientific Freedom Policy Statement 

The Organizing Committee of the European Conference on Neutron Scattering 2015 shall observe the basic policy of non-discrimination and affirms the right and freedom of scientists to associate in international scientific activity without regard to such factors as ethnic origin, religion, citizenship, language, political stance, gender, sex or age, in accordance with the Statutes of the International Council for Science. 

At this conference no barriers will exist which would prevent the participation of bona fide scientists.