The African Bioacoustics Community strives to promote research currently taking place on our beautiful continent, highlighting areas for research development and providing a forum to explore future collaboration among African and international partners.
The ABC is run entirely by dedicated volunteers giving their own time to make this dream a success. As such, we are inviting individuals and businesses/organisations to donate or provide sponsorship for our organisation and future events. Your generosity will not only ensure the continuation of this passion project but will also provide you with benefits such as complimentary registration to our next event, acknowledgement on our social media platforms, and promotion of your brand/ company/ research to a community of over 1000 people!
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You can donate to us DIRECTLY
Or through our GivenGain campaign
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The African Bioacoustics Community hosts a biennial conference through which we aim to provide an opportunity for students to network with a wide range of professional scientists including marine biologists, ecologists, oceanographers, behavioural scientists, engineers, and statisticians.
Our past conferences were huge successes and we know that our future events will only build on this – but we need your help to make that a reality.
In recognition of your generous support, you will receive widespread acknowledgement and promotion for your organisation at the conference; on our website and social media; via media coverage of the event; and complimentary conference registration.
See below for Sponsorship Options
ADOPT A STUDENT
We are aiming to fund between 10 to 25 students' conference registration fee
Cost breakdown per student:
Student, low-income country: 3000 ZAR
Student high-income country: 3900 ZAR
SPONSOR STUDENT PRIZES
Sponsor a student prize that will be awarded at the end of the conference!
Estimated cost: 4000 ZAR for eight student prizes (500 ZAR each)
GENERAL CONFERENCE SPONSORSHIP
The committee will use the funds towards general expenses as required.
The following levels of funding are available:
We at the African Bioacoustics Community believe that local and international conferences are wonderful spaces to learn, network and form collaborations. As such they are very important, especially to early-career scientists and students.
However, we are also very aware that finances can be a hurdle for students to get to these important conferences.
The good news is we have managed to raise funds for students in need!
The sponsorship will be offered to a limited number of African students with a keen interest in bioacoustics. Prior experience in bioacoustics is not required, but a scientific background is advantageous.
The sponsorship will cover full registration and conservation fees with additional coverage of the following:
- Bus transfer to Skukuza from OR Tambo International Airport
- Meet and Greet dinner
- Boma Braai
- Attendance of one workshop of your choice.
Preference will be given to young students (18 – 35 years of age) who are African citizens with limited financial resources.
To apply, please email a 300-word motivation and a short (max 1 page) CV by 15 August 2022 to email@example.com
While we do have some funding available, it is limited so don't hesitate to look for funding at your university or institution, or with the journal you intend to publish in. If you belong to any scientific societies or communities, enquire with them if they have travel funding available to members.
See below for other possible funding options