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Registration Fee Waiver Scheme

Application Opens: 15 Jan 2009
Application Closes: 15 Mar 2009 30 Mar 2009 (Application Closed)
Result Notification: 10 Apr 2009
Successful Fee Waiver Applicant Registration Deadline: 1 Jun 2009

How to apply?

  • You will need your user account to log on to MARS (Management And Review of Submissions)
  • You may use the same email/password from your previous account (from AOGS 2008)
  • If you are new to MARS, please click here to create a user account.
  • Only authors are eligible to apply. Please ensure that you have already submitted an abstract.

What does the scheme cover?

  • Financial support is only in the form of meeting registration fee waiver
  • Registration fee waiver is not transferable
  • Abstract processing fee, cost of meals, travel & accommodation are NOT supported.

Who is eligible and what is required?

  • Only authors are eligible to apply. The usual abstract review process applies
  • Applicant will be required to list up to THREE representative works in the last five years
  • Do submit proof of awards, support letters etc at the time of application
  • Applications must be received by 15 Mar 2009.

How are applications evaluated and who makes the final decision?

  • Conveners will evaluate the abstract's scientific contents and significance to the Session
  • Section Presidents will evaluate the stature and the financial need of the applicant
  • Financial Support Committee will consolidate the final list based on evaluation results, available funds, overall demand, and past attendance record of the fee waiver applicant (if applicable).
  • Financial Support Committee makes the final decision and applicants notified accordingly

An applicant will receive one of the following decisions:

  • Successful: the application is successful and the applicant must register by 1 Jun 2009.
  • Unsuccessful: the application is unsuccessful.

Evaluation Criteria and Ranking

  • Paper quality based on scientific contents and merits
  • Financial need
  • Stature (in favour of scientists in junior positions)
  • Technical contribution and significance to session



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