Groupe des Spécialistes et Passionnés des Baobabs de Madagascar

Travel grant

Travel grant for the baobab congress

Deadline : October 30, 2019

Madagascar is the home of the baobabs. Among the 9 species of baobabs (of the genus Adansonia) existing in the world, 6 are endemic to the great island. Baobabs are our wealth, as are lemurs and other flagship species of Madagascar. The international congress on baobabs organized in Morondava from 11 to 13 December 2019 aims to reconcile the conservation of baobabs and the valorization of its products.

In order to encourage the participation of Malagasy students and young professionals (maximum three years of experience) to the Congress, the organizers, with the financial support of The Rufford Foundation, will supply them a travel grant.

This grant will cover travel, registration, accommodation, meals, poster printing costs. The beneficiaries will be those who demonstrate a commitment to the conservation and valorization of baobab species in their past experiences and/or future projects. These grants are competitive and reviewed by a committee of experts.

To be considered for the grant, please send the documents listed below to the following email addresses:  and .

All fellows are required to make a presentation (poster or oral) during the workshop. The documents required for this award are:

  • covering letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • title of oral or poster presentation with a 300-word abstract by October 30, 2019.

Final decision and notification sent before: November 25, 2019.

Grantees from the province will be required to arrange transportation to Morondava. There is no reimbursement for air travel. Grantees will have to advance funds to cover bus fees for the trip to Morondava and will then be refunded once there. During the congress, the beneficiaries of the grant will have to help the organizers with the logistics.

The Group of Malagasy Baobab Experts and Enthusiasts, "GSPBM" is a non-profit, scientific, technical and non-political association. It has been created to contribute to the protection, conservation and sustainable use of the world's baobab species and their ecosystems.


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