Vincent Salomon FAST! Travel Award

FAST! will support attendance of students and early career scientists at a French science-related conference. Two scholarships will be awarded, each supporting expenses up to $2000. Cost may cover all or part of registration, transport, and accommodation. This award aims at encouraging New Zealand participation in FAST!.


  • The proposal must be submitted by a student currently enrolled in a postgraduate program at a New Zealand University or by an applicant who has completed their PhD within the past 3 years.
  • The conference must focus on a science, technology, engineering or innovation theme. This includes social sciences.
  • The project must demonstrate a France-New Zealand collaborative effort, examples include (but are not limited to) French co-authors; host institutions in both countries; research focus by one national focusing on the other country; etc.
  • The applicant must be accepted for an oral or poster presentation at the conference.
  • The conference must be taking place between May 2019 and April 2020.
  • The applicant must hold New Zealand citizenship.

Scientific excellence will be a key selection criteria.

Submit an application

Applications must include:

  • The abstract submitted to the conference
  • One A4 page cover letter describing the relevance of the application to FAST! and the applicant’s motivations (please use standard font, margin etc.).
  • A one page CV

The application must be submitted in one single pdf file.

Please, email your application to with subject line using the template “Initial of first name_last name_CV_letter_abstract”.

Call timeline (2019)

  • Opening date: 1st February 2019
  • Closing date: 31st March 2019 (midnight NZ time)
  • Results announced: 15th April 2019


The conference presentation must include the FAST! logo and a verbal acknowledgement to FAST! in the form of a short depiction of our mission and organisation.

A short report must be provided to FAST! by the successful applicant following the conference.

FAST! will select several scientific areas and the selection committee will make the final decision.