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Paul Howse Travel Scholarship

The 8th International Congress on Zookeeping will be hosted by Wellington Zoo in New Zealand 10th- 14th February 2025.
A limited number of scholarships are available for keepers who are unable to obtain other financial support. The scholarships will be used to assist with covering registration fees, travel expenses and accommodation – some scholarships may only support partial coverage.

To apply please fill out the information below and email it to with Scholarship application in the subject line.
Applications close 30th September 2024. All successful applicants will be notified by the 31st October 2024.

Please include the following information:
1. Name:
2. Country:
3. Zoo/institution:
4. Position held:
5. Contact details: Home address, Email address and Phone (including country code):
6. Have you submitted a presentation to present at the congress (please state poster or speaker):
7. Why do you wish to attend the congress:
8. How is you or your institution going to benefit from attending the conference:
9. How are you planning on applying the information and knowledge you have leant at the congress once you get home:
10. Estimated costs of travel to New Zealand in US dollars:
11. Visa requirements to New Zealand, please check requirements (if applicable):
12. Please attach a Letter of Support from your institution approving your leave and ability to attend the conference. Please include the contact details of the supervisor granting your leave.

Note: Only a limited number of scholarships are available. All applications will be assessed by our conference scholarship committee and scholarships will be awarded on their merit in relation to other applications received. Successful applicants must be able to pay for their attendance to the congress and then ICZ will reimburse once at the congress.