Latin American and African Early Career researcher scholarships to attend the Mangrove Macrobenthos and Management (MMM6) meeting in 2023

With support of the Rufford Foundation ( and the support of CEMARIN (, the organizing committee of the MMM6 ( to be held in Cartagena, Colombia in July 2023, would like to offer a limited amount of partial scholarships to early career researchers from Latin America and Africa (undergraduate, master or PhD students and PhDs < 3 years after graduation).

The economic support is intended to cover primarily accommodation and food costs during the conference in Cartagena. The registration fee will be waived to those selected candidates.

Suitable candidates, residents in Latin American and African countries, should have a high-quality abstract submitted to the MMM6 and should demonstrate (certificate or equivalent) a reasonable ability to communicate in English (official language of the MMM6).

Interested candidates should send the following documents by 6th February 2023 to Prof. Ernesto Mancera ( and Gustavo Castellanos-Galindo ( with the following documents in a single pdf:

  • Current CV (max. 2 pages)
  • Short motivation letter explaining why it is important for your career to attend the MMM6 (max. 500 words)
  • The submitted abstract
  • Proof of proficiency in English language