Financial Support for Developing Countries

Financial support for participants from developing countries planning to attend
12th International Conference and Workshop on Lobster (and Crab) Biology and Management (ICWL) in October 2020

The Organising Committee would like to support participants from developing countries to attend the 12th ICWL Conference in 2020.  We would like to see as many countries as possible represented at the conference.

The support may be available to participants who are without sufficient financial support to attend the ICWL 2020.  The level of support may cover some of the expenses to help defray the cost of attending the conference such as registration and airfare.

The level of support we are able to supply (if any) to participants from developing countries will be dependent on the level of sponsorship we can attract to make it financially viable to provide this support.

To apply:
Participants wishing to apply must give either an oral or poster presentation at the ICWL.  They must be from developing countries.  The selection criteria for the award are:

(1) strength of the information to be presented at the conference, as judged by the abstract submitted,
(2) demonstrated need for travel funds, as determined from the applicant’s personal statement and a recommendation statement from the applicant’s employer (or referee) confirming the applicant’s status and describing how the applicant is deserving of the support; and
(3) the level of attendance from the applicant’s country.

Applicants who wish to apply for the award to attend the 12th ICWL in Fremantle, Western Australia should complete the application form available online (

The completed application form must be emailed to the Co-chair of ICWL 2020 (Dr Nick Caputi ( by 30 March 2020. Recipients of the any financial support will be announced by 30 April 2020.  They should submit an abstract for the Conference prior to the 30 March 2020 if seeking support.

The review Committee will be the co-chairs of ICWL 2020:
Nick Caputi
Nic Sofoulis 

Contributions:  Members of the international community with interests in lobster fisheries, management, and science who would like to provide sponsorship to support participation of people from developing countries can contribute using the sponsorship packages on the ICWL website.