A limited number of scholarships (full or partial) to fund attendance at the conference will be available.

Full scholarships will cover:

  • Registration
  • Accommodation for a maximum of four (4) or five (5) nights depending on flight schedule
  • Economy airfare (tickets to be sent by the ISSTDR secretariat)

Partial Scholarships will cover expenses listed above based on the availability of funding and will prioritize registration, accommodation and airfare.  Decisions will be made based on the applicant’s qualifications and need for support. The candidate must therefore specifically describe the support available to them via other mechanisms and justify the additional support needed to attend the meeting.

Applications for partial scholarships are more likely to be successful.

To be eligible to apply for a scholarship applicants must:

  1. Have received notification from the Abstract Review Committee of abstract acceptance for presentation at the conference


  1. Be a full-time students from any country in the world


Be both a resident and a citizen of a low – or middle – income country (LMIC); see the list on the following Web site (

To apply for a scholarship, send the following documentation, by e-mail to the ISSTDR secretariat ( before April 7 2017.

Documentation needed from students and applicants from LMIC:

  • A copy of the submitted abstract with acknowledgement of acceptance for presentation
  • A short curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages)
  • A one-page (maximum) letter covering the following points:
    • why you merit receiving a scholarship to attend the conference
    • how you would benefit from and contribute to the conference
    • how you would disseminate knowledge gained to colleagues who are unableto attend
    • whether you are applying for a full or partial scholarship. If partial, state what support you currently have and what you still need (flight / registration / accommodation)
    • any other points you consider relevant to your application
  • A signed letter of support from the institution where you are a student or employed. For students from anywhere in the world the letter must be signed by your MSc or PhD supervisor, and the letter must confirm that you are currently registered as a student at a University.