WGC2020 Fellowships - Update

16 December 2019

Preliminary information update regarding the Fellowships for WGC2020!  

As was announced earlier, UNU-GTP will be providing Fellowships for Fellows who are first authors on accepted papers, and applied for the Fellowship at the WGC2020 registration page (before December 8).  The Fellowships are to be considered as a partial funding towards attending the Congress.  The final total amount will be confirmed before January 8 (in time for the early bird registration which ends on 15 January).  Priority will be given to Fellows from, and living in countries, which are in line with IGA regulations / World Bank criteria for developing countries.

Minimum Fellowships will cover the registration fee, and for most Fellows it will also cover hotel accommodation for 6 nights, based on sharing a two person hotel room. For this, around 100 hotel rooms have been reserved at a discount at Hotel Cabin for the 6-day period April 26 – May 2. The price for the double room (two persons per room) is 18.000 kr. (~145 USD) per night, so for each person sharing a room, it would be 9.000 kr. per night.  For reference, a single room has the price 15.800 kr. per night.

In the addition to the above amount, we hope to be able to support some Fellows with partial fee for an air ticket, taking aim of the IGA regulations / World Bank criteria for developing countries. However, this support will be given in Icelandic Kronur (ISK) after arrival in Iceland. In summary, this means that all applicants need to finance their air tickets themselves before coming to Iceland. The fellowship may then possibly help them to repay a part of that amount.

The Fellowship will be given on the condition that the recipient does not receive other fellowships for the same purpose.

The exact amounts for each individual will be confirmed as soon as possible along with further information on the awarded Fellowships, and no later than by January 8, after which the recipient must confirm that he will accept the Fellowship and come to Iceland.