The 4th Xiamen Symposium on Marine Environmental Sciences (XMAS-IV) invites early career participants of the Symposium to apply for a one-day recruitment-oriented special reception. Travel funds will be awarded to the accepted applicants. Attendees will learn about the current status of XMU’s scientific research in oceanography, ecology and environmental sciences, and will learn about XMU support programs and employment opportunities in the broad areas of marine and environmental sciences, including the newly established and expanding Department of Geological Oceanography.

The special reception will be held on January 10th, 2019, the day after the main conference of XMAS-IV (January 6th–9th, 2019). We also encourage the applicants to submit session/mini workshop proposals to XMAS-IV (due on May 15, 2018). More information about XMAS-IV can be found at

Application Requirements

The applicants should have obtained Ph.D. degree in past 10 years or are expected to obtain Ph.D. degree in 2018, with research fields in oceanography, earth sciences, environmental sciences, ecology or related disciplines.

The applicants will be required to submit abstracts to and register XMAS-IV.

Funding Support
> Travel expenses of up to $2,000 USD for each accepted applicant.
> Accommodation and meals.
> Registration fee for XMAS-IV will be waived.
How to Apply
Apply online from the link on the right. Applicaiton deadline Aug 31, 2018 Extended to Sep 14th, 2018: Abstract Submission and Special Reception Applications Closed
  May 15, 2018:
Session/mini workshop proposal submission closes
  May 31, 2018:
Session/mini workshop proposal acceptance notification
  Jun 15, 2018:
Abstract submission and special reception application open

Aug 31, 2018: Extended to Sep 14th, 2018
Abstract Submission and Special Reception Applications Closed

  Sep 30, 2018:
Decision notification
  Oct 1-31, 2018:
  Jan 6-9, 2019:
XMAS-IV Conference
  Jan 10, 2019:
XMAS-IV special reception for early career scientists
  Suwei Weng
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