Spanish Acoustical Society (SEA) Travel Grants for Young Acousticians -YA-

The goal of this program is to support Young Acousticians - undergraduate or postgraduate students, postdoctoral, or young noise control engineers working in industry, from Spain or Portugal, in attending the 49th International Congress on Noise Control Engineering -INTER-NOISE 2019- to be held in Madrid 16-19 June 2019.  SEA offers 6 YA travel grants of 500 EUR each. The YA Travel grant includes the payment of registration fees for the Congress, and the remainder amount (500 EUR less registration fees) will be available at the Congress Secretariat. See the SEA website for conditions of these travels grants: . The application to these YA travel grants must be done through the corresponding form at the website of SEA.


I-INCE Young Professional Congress Attendance Grants (YP Grants)

The goal of this program is to assist young professionals/engineers from countries other than Spain or Portugal in attending the 48th International Congress on Noise Control Engineering (INTER-NOISE 2019) to be held in Madrid 16-19 June 2019.

I-INCE has allocated the funds to support 20 grants, each having a value of 600 EUR. The YP Grant will include payment of registration for the Congress. The remainder of the 600 EUR grant (600 EUR less registration fees) will be available at the time of the Congress in local currency (EUR) as a contribution to partially cover travel and accommodation expenses. The notification of the award of the prestigious Young Professionals Grant may be used to assist with obtaining additional funding from other sources.

Candidates must be relatively early in their professional careers (typically less than 10 years of active career). They can be either undergraduate or postgraduate students, postdoctoral, or young acousticians or noise control engineers working in industry. Preference will be given to students.

The application and abstract submission deadline (for the grant) is 30 November 2018. Candidates must first submit the abstract of their paper via the conference website (, and then submit their grant application via the I-INCE Young Professionals page . Please carefully follow the instructions on how to prepare the application form. It is expected that the winners will be announced around 15 January 2019.


I-INCE Practice of Noise Control School for Young Professionals
Sunday, 16 June 11:00-16:00 (times may change a little)
(By Invitation Only)

There will be four case studies presented on successful applications of noise control. Presenters are practitioners of noise control with long histories of working on noise problems. This is a chance to learn about practical application of theory and also to learn about the careers of the presenters.  The presenters will have worked in different areas of noise control. For example, in 2018, the Practice of Noise Control School included presentations on environmental and community noise, appliance noise control, automotive noise control, and active noise control and the presenters had worked as consultants, in large companies, and small companies, and some had started their own businesses.

Lunch is included in the workshop and this will be an opportunity for attendees to have more interactions with the practicing noise control engineers.

Agenda for the 2019 I-INCE Practice School for Young Professionals will be posted when finalized.
Space is limited and so this is a by invitation only event.  Note that students may express an interest in attending when registering for the conference.  They will be placed on a waiting list and will be contacted if there is room to accommodate them.


I-INCE Young Professional Workshop
Monday Afternoon, 17 June

The goals of the Young Professional Workshop are to provide mentorship and advice to young professionals and to give them opportunities to talk to I-INCE leaders and practicing noise control engineers. Once the winners of the Young Professionals Grant have been determined, all of the participants are invited to this Workshop to gain valuable contacts and view presentations by noise control professionals. The invitation is also extended to most students who register for the Congress.

Program will be posted when finalized.  In the past it has included presentations on professional networking, preparing to start a new job in industry or academia, making technical presentations, writing journal articles.


I-INCE Young Professional Awards Presentations
Monday Afternoon, 17 June following the Professional Workshop

Presentation of the I-INCE Young Professionals Grant Awardee Certifications by Marion Burgess, President of I-INCE.


I-INCE Social Networking Reception
Monday Afternoon, 17 June following the Young Professional Awards Presentations
(By Invitation Only)

There are networking opportunities for Young Professionals after the workshop. I-INCE Young Professionals Grant Awardees, I-INCE leaders and distinguished practitioners of noise control will attend this event.