The conference is offering scholarships to students and postdoctoral fellows.
Young scientists (<6 years post-graduation) from disease endemic countries are eligible for scholarships of up to $1500. Applicants residing in, or ultimately returning to a nation affected by helminth infections. Emphasis is placed on those from low and middle income nations.
These scholarships are to be used to help defray the expenses associated with conference attendance, including airfare, ground transportation, lodging costs, and meeting registration.
To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be:
- A PhD student or postdoctoral fellow currently enrolled in an academic institute at the start of the meeting for which you are applying
- Submit an abstract for the meeting
- Have your mentor send a letter to the following email address: content-WORM2019@elsevier.com to verify your status as a student or postdoc
All applicants in their cover letter should include a clear indication that the applicant's participation will have a broad impact on the applicant and his or her institution, e.g. initiation of new collaborations, teaching, etc. The application includes a clear indication that the applicant is both working in the area molecular helminthology related to the topics of the conference and making a clinically or scientifically significant contribution to the area.
Abstracts submitted for poster and short talk presentation will be used as the basis for awarding the scholarships. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the quality of science of the abstract and the relevance of the abstract to the conference. Only one application per abstract is accepted. Only one award per lab will be given. Consideration is also given to diversity with regard to institutions and countries of origin.
All awardees should be prepared for any additional costs of attendance at the meeting. The awardee accepts responsibility for such costs. Receipts will be required to receive reimbursement.