11 Jul

NAGICO sponsors international graduate students for 2018 Island Conference co-hosted by USM

USM, Pond Island, As the University of St. Martin prepares to co-host The 1st International Conference on Small Island States (SIS) and Subnational Island Jurisdictions (SNIJs) along with the UNESCO Chair in Island Studies and Sustainability, the support within the local community is mounting. Persons have actively been expressing their interest in participating, much to the delight of the local organizing committee. In order to be able to financially support upcoming scholars who are desirous of attending, the Conference Committee has been reaching out to local stakeholders to contribute to travel bursaries.


NAGICO responded swiftly, agreeing to sponsor travel bursaries for two international students in the amount of $500 each. The travel bursaries will be awarded on a competitive basis and will be made granted to graduate students who fulfill the eligibility criteria. The Local Organizing Committee is immensely appreciative of NAGICO’s support and expressed admiration for the way in which NAGICO consistently supports initiatives which have a positive impact on the wider St. Maarten Community. The co-chairs of the local organizing committee continue to avail themselves to assist persons who are interested in making paper, panel and poster presentations.


To find out more please visit the Conference website at http://projects.upei.ca/unescochair/call-for-papers/ or contact the local organizing committee via email at Geneve.phillip@usm.sx or Arjen.alberts.sxm@gmail.com.




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