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Visas and Funding


Whether or not a visa is required for travelling to the Netherlands, depends on your country of origin. You can find out whether a visa is needed for your specific situation by filling in the Schengen VISA Advisor. To find out about the costs related to obtaining a visa, you can have a look at the Consular Fees webpage.  

As no upfront guarantees about the processing times for visas can be given, we strongly encourage you to apply for one as soon as you have received the confirmation that your submission has been accepted. Average waiting times range from 15 to 60 working days, depending on the country of origin and whether any extra documents are required. Please review the process for your personal situation.  From experience, we suggest applying for a visa with more leeway time than the average waiting time listed by the Embassies, as delays have occurred in the past.  

We can supply you with a Letter of Invitation for the conference that is in some instances needed for the visa application. You can reach out to to request a personalized Letter of Invitation.  


We acknowledge that international conferences carry significant costs for scholars. If you have an accepted abstract or innovative session proposal and are based in a lower-income country, you may be eligible for funding.

Update: Limited funds have been allocated to provide financial support to early-career participants and individuals from lower income countries attending the 2023 Radboud conference. All available funds have already been allocated, and eligible participants have been contacted individually.

Preliminary criteria for receiving funding:
• At least one accepted abstract, panel or innovative session as submitted to the ESG Radboud Call for Papers
• Working Professionally based in a low or middle-income country
• Conference is of high relevance to professional field and the scholar has participated actively/ is likely to participate in the Earth System Governance research community
• Confirmation of attendance of side events: Early Career & South-South workshops
Future Earth Funding

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