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AOGS Funding Support

AOGS provides funding support for participating in its annual meetings. There are currently 3 schemes.
Maximum allowable is ONE Award and the award is not transferable.
SchemeApply ByNotify Results by
1. AOGS Comps Not Applicable 26 Mar 2019
2. Reduced Registration Fee 12 Feb 2019 26 Mar 2019
3. Student Volunteer Fee Waiver 12 Feb 2019 26 Mar 2019

Recipients MUST REGISTER by 21 May 2019
After this date, offer automatically lapses

Click to see Reduced Fee Rates

Enquiries & Assistance: Please contact AOGS Secretariat by email to:
  1. AOGS Comps (Year Instituted: 2012)
    For every 20 accepted abstracts, 1 complimentary registration is provided to the Session Convener for deciding the recipient. Total funding available is up to 120 complimentary registrations.

    1. Who is Eligible?
      1. All regular and invited speakers are eligible
      2. The recipient must be an author-presenter and the benefit is not transferable.
      3. Conveners may not award themselves. Society policy forbids such practices
    2. How the scheme operates
      For each session, the quota of AOGS Comps is auto-computed after abstract review is completed and only authors with an accepted abstract can be considered. Convener(s) can access this information on MARS. The Convener needs decide and make the selection online as soon as possible. Once selected, the registration fee of the AOGS Comps recipient will automatically be set to zero.
  2. Reduced Registration Fee (Year Instituted: 2012) How to Apply
    AOGS reduced fee is applicable to both standard and student rate.

    1. Who is Eligible?
      1. Scientists working in less wealthy countries, as defined by the World Bank list of low income and lower middle income countries. There are 84 countries defined as low or lower middle income, including 21 in the Asia Oceania region. These are listed below by alphabetical order and by income category. Source:
      2. Scientists working in Malaysia and Thailand
    2. How the scheme operates
      AOGS will set aside funding support for up to 10% of eligible participants to receive reduced fee status. If there are more applicants for the reduced fee scheme than funding available, selection criteria will be applied. The selection process will be overseen by the Financial Support Committee which is chaired by the AOGS Treasurer. The criteria used for the selection process include assessment of the quality of the science, the value of the contribution to the conference session and the relative career stage of the applicant, with preference towards junior scientists.
    3. Conditions for Application
      1. Applicants MUST be based in countries listed below
      2. Applicants MUST have an accepted abstract.
      3. Applicants MUST submit all required information.
      4. Application MUST be submitted by the given deadline
      5. Successful applicants MUST register and pay the reduced fee by the given deadline.
      Note: Submitting the application does NOT imply that the assistance requested will be offered.
    4. Applicants based in the following countries are eligible
      Low Income Low Middle Income Others
      1Afghanistan 33Armenia85Malaysia
      2Benin 34Bangladesh 86Thailand
      3Burkina Faso 35Bhutan
      4Burundi 36Bolivia
      5Central African Republic 37Cabo Verde
      6Chad 38Cambodia
      7Comoros 39Cameroon
      8Congo, Dem. Rep. 40Congo, Rep
      9Eritrea 41Côte d'Ivoire
      10Ethiopia 42Djibouti
      11Gambia 43Egypt, Arab Rep.
      12Guinea 44El Salvador
      13Guinea-Bissau 45Georgia
      14Haiti 46Ghana
      15Korea, Dem. People's Rep. 47Guatemala
      16Liberia 48Honduras
      17Madagascar 49India
      18Malawi 50Indonesia
      19Mali 51Jordan
      20Mozambique 52Kenya
      21Nepal 53Kiribati
      22Niger 54Kosovo
      23Rwanda 55Kyrgyz Republic
      24Senegal 56Lao PDR
      25Sierra Leone 57Lesotho
      26Somalia 58Mauritania
      27South Sudan 59Micronesia, Fed. Sts.
      28Tanzania 60Moldova
      29Togo 61Mongolia
      30Uganda 62Morocco
      31Zimbabwe 63Myanmar
      32Angola 64Nicaragua
      67Papua New Guinea
      69São Tomé and Principe
      70Solomon Islands
      71Sri Lanka
      74Syrian Arab Republic
      82West Bank and Gaza
      83Yemen, Rep.
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  4. Student Volunteer Fee Waive Scheme (Year Instituted: 2014) How to Apply
    The program aims to provide some work experience and an opportunity to explore career options as well as to develop and sharpen personal and professional skills while also developing a sense of connection with the AOGS community. The scheme will be implemented by the Local Advisory Committee (LAC) in consultation with AOGS.
    1. Benefits
      1. The student volunteer’s registration fee will be waived
      2. Each will receive a complimentary AOGS Polo-T Shirt
      3. Upon successful completion, each will receive a Certificate of Recognition
      4. Meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner) will be provided to those on duty
      5. AOGS membership for 3 years - see member benefits here
      Student Volunteers made a real difference
      Student Volunteers
    2. Conditions for Application
      1. Applicants MUST be committed to work for AT LEAST half the conference (2.5 days)
      2. Applicants MUST submit all required information
      3. Applicants MUST be English-speaking
      4. Application MUST be submitted by the given deadline
      5. Successful applicants MUST register by the given deadline
      6. Successful applicants MUST attend volunteer training
      7. Applicants will be required to select the type of volunteer support offered
        - Conference Services i.e. onsite support to participants and at poster sessions
        - Session Assistant i.e. onsite support to speakers and session chairs in presentation rooms
        - No Preference i.e. any service support required
  5. Apply Online Via “Funding Support” on MARS after Abstract Submission (if applicable)
    1. Log-in to MARS with your email and password
    2. Click on “Funding Support” on the left menu
    3. Select assistance requested – Reduced Fee or Student Volunteer Fee Waiver
    4. Fill out the application form
    5. Click “Submit”

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