Travel Grants

With the support of our Conference Partners and Sponsors, a series of travel bursaries are available to attend the Global Health Security Conference 2019. Participants from low-income countries are encouraged to apply.

Criteria for selection will include the quality and relevance of the research to be presented at the GHS Conference, as evaluated from your submitted abstract. To apply please submit an abstract through the GHS abstract submission portal.

The deadline for applying for a travel grant is Friday 9 November 2018 . After this deadline, all received requests will be evaluated. Successful applicants will be notified on 21 December 2018.

Travel Bursary Expenses

The travel bursary expenses are to cover:

  • Airline costs (economy return fare from closest airport to Sydney and return)
  • Full registration including attendance at scientific sessions, ceremonial and social events
  • Satchel including program
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea each day of the Conference.

Applications

Applications should be submitted as soon as possible through the abstract portal.

Applicants should:

  1. Provide a brief curriculum vitae, not more than one (A4) page in length.
  2. Provide a statement of how attendance at GHS 2019 will benefit (a) your own work, (b) encourage the possibility of collaboration with colleagues in developed or low-income countries. This should be of no more than one (A4) page in length.
  3. Provide a letter of endorsement from your local Society or Head of Department.
  4. Indicate the anticipated cost of your travel to GHS 2019 and the intended route.
  5. Submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation through the online submission form via the Conference website.

These statements must be written in English.

Applications will be received until the closing date of Friday, 9 November 2018.

Please register your interest and send your application as soon as possible, especially if you require visa approval to enter Australia.

Terms and Conditions of Travel Bursary Awards

  1. The decision of the Scientific Advisory Committee on awarding the GHS2019 travel bursaries is final, and no discussion will be entered into;
  2. The award of all GHS 2019 travel bursaries to conference delegates (hereafter 'delegates') is entirely contingent on the financial support provided by Conference Partners and official Sponsors;
  3. All funds will be allocated with due consideration to ensuring equitable gender and citizenship representation wherever possible;
  4. Funding will be provided in the form of non-refundable airfare vouchers and hotel vouchers for the delegate only (NB: no accompanying spouse, partner, or significant other is eligible to receive funding);
  5. Cash per diems will only be provided once on-site registration has been completed and where funding permits;
  6. Delegates awarded a travel bursary are responsible for meeting their own conference registration cost (as per reduced rates announced on www.ghs2019.com);
  7. Delegates applying for travel bursaries that hold dual citizenship, irrespective of their location at the time of applying, will be classified as a citizen of the country which holds higher economic status;
  8. Delegates applying for travel bursaries will be required to provide proof of residence at the time of their award. If any delegates are found to have misled the awarding committee as to their citizenship, residence or status, they will forfeit their award;
  9. Conference participants from low-income, low upper-middle income and upper-middle income countries as per the DAC List of Developing Countries who have had their abstracts accepted through the competitive peer-review process undertaken by the Scientific Advisory Committee are eligible to be considered for a travel bursary.
  10. A maximum of 100 travel bursaries of up to a total value of $5,000 per person will be allocated in the following order of priority, until all funds are expended*:
    • First: speakers delivering oral presentations from low-income countries;
    • Second: speakers delivering oral presentations from low upper-middle income countries;
    • Third: speakers delivering oral presentations from upper-middle income countries.
  11. A maximum of 50 travel bursaries of up to $5,000 per person will be allocated in the following order of priority, until all funds are expended*:
    • First: students from low-income countries who are currently enrolled in a recognised university degree programme and who have been accepted to deliver a poster presentation;
    • Second: students from low upper-middle income who are currently enrolled in a recognised university degree programme and who have been accepted to deliver a poster presentation; and
    • Third: students from upper-middle income countries who are currently enrolled in a recognised university degree programme and who have been accepted to deliver a poster presentation.
  12. Additional travel bursaries may be made available where funding permits;
  13. All funds quoted above are in Australian dollars.

* Travel bursaries funded by the Australian Government's Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security will be allocated to participants from ODA eligible countries in Southeast Asia and the Pacific as per the DAC List of ODA Recipients 2018-2020 (with the exception of China, Malaysia and Thailand).

For further information please email:

GHS 2019 Conference Secretariat
Rebecca Smith
Conference Manager
GPO Box 3270
Sydney NSW 2001

Telephone: +61 (02) 9254 5000
Facsimile: +61 (02) 9251 3552
Email: info@ghs2019.com