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Travel Grants

Applications must be submitted through the abstract portal.

The application deadline is 29 February 2020 and NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED

Applications should contain the following documents:

  1. Short (max. 150 words) motivation for the financial assistance application, including a summary of current research, financial need and how attending the International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference will benefit the applicant’s future academic career. This document needs to show that all criteria listed below are met.
  2. Copy of front page of passport.

An applicant can apply for IPNC Financial Assistance and / or a travel grant if they meet the required criteria.

Kindly note, you will need to upload the above-mentioned document (MS Word or PDF files will be accepted).

Who will qualify?
Scientists, clinicians and researchers from low-income countries, who are working in the field are eligible to apply. Only participants who have a poster or oral presentation accepted will be considered.

What will a travel grant cover?
The amount of the financial assistance will be determined by the Financial Assistance Committee, subject to availability of funds and will be awarded on merit.

Travel grant criteria:
Travel Grants are subject to the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be 35 years and younger, or qualified within the last 10 years
  • Applicant must be from an LMIC country
  • Applicant must have first authorship of a submitted abstract that is included in the official IPNC 2020 conference programme
  • Quality of research will be considered

For any queries on Bursary / Travel Grant Applications please contact Tanys Van Staden

Email: tanys@soafrica.com
Tel: +27 (0)11 463 5085

PLEASE NOTE: An applicant can only receive one financial award and all applicants will be notified before the 1st May 2020.

Important Dates

  • Close abstract submission
    29 February 2020
  • Early Bird Closes
    31 May 2020
Review to be complete 31 March 2020
Notify of abstract outcome 30 April - 15 May 2020
Publish Programme 30 May 2020
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