Travel Grant Application

Travel Grant Application

During non-IBC years, the International Biometric Society Travel Awards Committee offers a program to assist IBS members from Lower and Middle-Income Countries in attending conferences sponsored by IBS Regions or Networks.

If you are interested in attending a conference, either in your own region or outside your region, but don’t have the resources to attend, please consider submitting an application for a travel grant. This is a competitive program with limited funding, and grants will not exceed $2,000 USD.

Before applying, it is important to determine if you qualify for funding. There are several important guidelines to keep in mind.

Important Guidelines

  • Only active members residing in a Lower or Middle Income Country (PDF) at the time of application are eligible.
  • You must be an IBS member at the time of application, and for at least 12 months prior to the date of application.
  • Previous recipients of the award may apply only if the award was not made in the previous four years.
  • Preference will be given to those who have not received a travel award in the past.

Prior to applying for funding through the IBS, applicants are required to contact the management of the region or network conference they wish to attend. You are asked to request a written statement from the region or network conference organizers, confirming that they are supportive of the application. Once this written statement has been received from the conference organizers, a copy of the statement must be sent to Amanda Bignall at the International Biometric Office. For In-person events, the written statement must also include the name of a specific conference contact person. This is a new requirement established in 2019.

All applications for funds should be completed and submitted via the IBS Regional Meetings Travel Grant Application at least 90 days prior to the conference you wish to attend. Please check the Meetings Calendar on the IBS website for dates and additional information about many of the conferences scheduled for 2021.

We look forward to receiving your applications and encourage you to participate at IBS regional conferences! 

The next application deadline is 31 May, 2021.

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IBC Travel Grant Information

The IBS Travel Awards Program, made available through the financial support of the International Biometric Society, IBS Regions, and individuals, provides assistance to only IBS members from a Local and Middle-Income Country (LMIC) to attend an IBC. IBC2022 will be held 10 - 15 July 2022 at the Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel in Riga, Latvia.