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TRAVEL AWARDS

The ISTH 2020 Scientific Committee will reward abstracts of outstanding quality and provide the submitting author with a travel award to attend the ISTH 2020 Congress. Two categories of Travel Awards will be available in limited number to the abstract submitters: Early Career Awards and Reach-the-World Awards. See below for more details.

Early Career Awards

The Early Career Awards are provided to those who meet the ISTH criteria for Early Career and submit a highly rated abstract. Travel grants, consisting of $500 USD, are specifically intended to help with travel to the Congress. In order to be considered for an Early Career Award, you must be the first/presenting author on an abstract submitted to the Congress. Authors applying for an Early Career Award will be notified via their abstract notification email; which will be sent in early-April 2020.
 
Application criteria

  • You must be the presenting author of a submitted abstract

  • NEW! You must meet the ISTH Early Career criteria: To be considered for an Early Career Award, applicants must verify their status by submitting a letter from their institution or supervisor certifying that they are an Early Career Professional belonging to one of these categories during the submission process:

    • Student: Any person not holding a doctoral degree currently and involved in a training program for medical education or other disciplines or in a M.Sc. or Ph.D. program.

    • Medical Resident/Post Doc: Any person holding a doctoral degree who is engaged in any one or a combination of the following:

      •  a period of clinical training

      • formal post-doctoral mentored research

      • scholarly or practical training for the purpose of acquiring specific professional skills

      • a medical fellowship

    • Associate: Any person within three years of completion of clinical training (medical residency and/or fellowship) or once an independent faculty or tenured position is obtained.

 
How to apply for an Early Career Award

  • Tick the appropriate box on the online abstract submission site

  • Fill in the relevant questionnaire

  • Provide a letter from your institution or supervisor certifying that you are an Early Career Professional (see above for Early Career categories)

Reach-the-World Award
The Reach-the-World Awards are provided to clinicians and scientists from Reach-the-World countries (includes all countries that have NOT been classified by the World Bank as a high income economy) to help subsidize travel to the Congress. Travel grants, consisting of $2,000 USD, will be available for those who are the first/presenting author on an abstract submitted to the Congress. Authors applying for a Reach-the-World Award will be notified via their abstract notification email which will be sent in early-April 2020.
 
Application criteria
•    You must be the presenting author of a submitted abstract
•    Be from a Reach-the-World country, which includes all countries that have NOT been classified by the World Bank as a high income economy. See here for a full list.
 
How to apply for a Reach-the-World Award
•    Tick the appropriate box at the online abstract submission site
•    Provide a copy of your passport

Only complete applications will be considered. The deadline for travel award applications, supporting documents and additional information is February 4, 2020. To be eligible for the award, the recipient must attend the Congress.