Frequently Asked Questions

Apply for the congress

The abstract submission will be open from the 17th of October until the 30th of January 2022, abstracts cannot be submitted after this date. If your abstract has been selected you will be a presenter at ISCOMS in either a poster, oral or plenary session. You will receive an e-mail with this information soon after the abstract selection.

Registration for non-presenting participants will be able from the 27th of February 2021. See the link at the homepage.

An abstract can only be presented by one student. Other people who are working on the same project can be recognized as co-authors in the abstract and can be registered as non-presenting participants, but are not allowed to present the same research. You can find guidelines for writing abstracts for ISCOMS here: Abstract Requirements.

Programme

The programme of ISCOMS 2021 can be found here.

The social programme will be different from previous years. Currently, we are still looking for possibilities to offer you an extensive social programme. We will make sure that there will be plenty of opportunities to meet student from other countries, either digital and/or physical! 

Yes, this is possible. The Post Congress Tour is for both presenting and non-presenting participants. 

Presentations

Plenary presentation

You have 12 minutes to present your research if you are selected for a plenary presentation: 9 minutes for your presentation and 3 minutes for the following discussion. 

Oral presentation

You have 11 minutes to present your research if you are selected for an oral presentation: 8 minutes for your presentation and 3 minutes for the following discussion. 

Poster presentation

You have 10 minutes to present your research if you are selected for a poster presentation: 7 minutes for your presentation and 3 minutes for the following discussion. 

Poster dimensions should not exceed 1.00m (3.28ft) wide and 1.20m (3.94ft) high. Posters need to be vertical and can’t be a landscape.

Yes, the abstract selection page has a lot of information at the bottom. 

Travel Grants

Travel grants are available for a limited number of presenting participants. Requests will be evaluated by our Travel Grant Committee. The number of grants that will be awarded are based on the number of requests and the amount depends on de described situation of the presenting participant. You can apply for a travel grant by filling out the forms in the secured part of the website during your registration in March.

We highly recommend students to look for other opportunities for receiving a travel grant. Many universities give out grants to students going to an academic event. Ask your university about these possibilities. You can also take a look at the Grant finder which contains information on a range of Dutch scholarships for foreign students. These scholarships can be searched by selecting one of the categories on the website. To go to the grant finder website please click here.