ICBF and Sheep Ireland are delighted to announce a unique opportunity for postgraduate students and early career scientists to win the Brian Wickham travel bursary prize to attend the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock (WCGALP). The WCGALP is held every 4 years and is considered the premier international conference for livestock genetics and will be hosted in Rotterdam between the 3rd and 8th of July this year. We are very grateful to Brian Wickham (former CEO) for his support of young scientists and for making this award possible.

Please consider applying for this travel bursary if you are a postgraduate student or young scientist (graduated in the last 3 years) and your research;

  1. Has relevance to one of the WCGALP sessions, and
  2. Has relevance to ICBF and Sheep Ireland strategic goals

The link to the competition is here;


There will be 5 travel bursary prizes which are designed to support the costs of attending the conference. A virtual attendance option is also available. Please view www.wcgalp.com for more information.

1st: €1,200
2nd: €1,000
3rd: €800
4th: €600
5th: €400

More information, including the terms and conditions, are outlined in the ‘Competition Guidelines’ link below. The deadline for entry to this competition is 12th April 2022 at 12 noon.

Competition Guidelines

If you have any queries, please do get in touch by contacting [email protected]