10th European Student Conference on Behavior & Cognition Policies

The European Student Conference on Behavior & Cognition (ESCBC) is a student-led conference that brings together BSc, MSc and PhD students working in the field of animal behavior and cognition. The event offers a platform for students to present and discuss their research findings, get exposed to the latest advancements in the field and network with peers and young Principal Investigators from across Europe.

1. Application and registration fee

By tradition, the ESCBC is free of any registration fee. Applicants are required to enroll at the conference through the form available on the registration page. Applications are now open. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. The application is open to worldwide applicants from any relevant academic backgrounds (biology, neuroscience, psychology, veterinary, philosophy, mathematics, physics, computer science…) and hosted by a European university or European research institute. An email of acceptance will be sent by the ESCBC 2024 committee members within 2 weeks after the submission deadline.

2. Admission

20 talks and 45 poster presentations will be selected for the conference. The committee members will use the following criteria to guide their decision-making process:

  1. Appropriateness for the conference and scientific quality are the primary selection criteria;
  2. The committee members will pay particular attention to promoting diversity in academia. As such, selection will be carried out with consideration of the diversity criteria provided by applicants;
  3. Proposed talks should NOT be a repetition of material previously presented at preceding ESCBCs;
  4. Participants can apply to share their findings by giving a talk or presenting a poster (for a detailed description see: presentation types); 
  5. Participants that applied for a short-talk presentation and have not been selected will still have the opportunity to be selected for a poster presentation (no need to re-submit an abstract).

3. Travel grants

We are offering a number of travel grants. The exact number and size of the grants is still to be determined, but we expect the grants to not exceed 200 euros. All applicants to the conference can apply for a travel grant. Applications for travel grants are open in the registration form. Participants that apply for a travel grant will be asked to motivate the need for travel funds and justify how a grant will facilitate their participation in the conference. Travel grants will be awarded to a select number of accepted applicants based on merit, means and diversity.