Applications invited for travel bursaries for LMIC delegates at Meningitis Research Foundation’s Conference – deadline 1 October

September 24, 2019

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The IMPRINT network would like to share the following announcement by Linda Glennie, Director of Research, Evidence and Policy, from the Meningitis Research Foundation.

I’m delighted to announce that the Wellcome Trust has awarded a bursary fund to cover travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses for delegates from low and lower middle income countries wishing to attend the MRF conference on 5-6 November 2019 in London.

We are inviting expressions of interest from anyone interested in attending the conference who is a national of and resident for at least 60% of the year in a low-income or lower-middle-income country in accordance with the current World Bank classification https://datahelpdesk.worldbank.org/knowledgebase/articles/906519-world-bank-country-and-lending-groups.

To apply for a bursary, please send

  • a one-page summary of your CV,
  • a paragraph outlining how attending this conference will be relevant/important for you in your work and future career (for example, conducting research relevant to meningitis or the pathogens that cause it, implementing public health measures to prevent cases, undertaking surveillance, looking after patients affected by meningitis and associated infections, or actively participating in advocacy, programme implementation or networking efforts relevant to meningitis),
  • confirmation that other sources of support are not available.

Please send to Liz Rodgers elizabethr@meningitis.org.

Anyone who meets the LMIC residence requirement may apply but preference will be given to early career researchers and health professionals.  

We aim to award bursaries by the end of next week to enable time for visa applications and travel arrangements. Therefore the deadline for expressions of interest is 1st October 2019 (a week from today).

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