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ASTMH 2014 Travel Award Applications Open 19th February

7 February 2014

2014 Annual Meeting Travel Award: Application Guidelines

The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) offers travel awards to qualified students, early career investigators and scientists actively working in the tropical medicine field to attend the Society’s Annual Meeting. These awards will facilitate participation for those who might not otherwise be able to attend. Selected recipients will enhance the overall scientific quality and learning potential of the meeting.

The 63rd Annual Meeting will be held November 2-6, 2014, Sheraton New Orleans and New Orleans Marriott, New Orleans, Louisiana

Who Is Eligible to Apply?

  • All ASTMH members and non-members.
  • Previous ASTMH travel awardees are not eligible.
  • Non-U.S. citizens from Africa, Asia and Latin America are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Process and Deadlines
This is a two-part online submission process.

Step one: application opens on the Annual Meeting website February 19, 2014.

Step two: requires the submission of an abstract, available March 3, 2014 on the Annual Meeting website.

Application Deadline: March 19, 2014

Award Notifications

Applicants will be notified of travel award decisions in mid-August. Once notifications are issued, recipients are responsible for contacting the ASTMH travel agent to make their own arrangements. Award recipients participate in the meeting through oral or poster presentations. Non-U.S. citizens receiving a travel award will be responsible for:

Securing a passport that will remain valid for at least six months after the planned return travel

date. For most award recipients, this date will be June 2015; and Contacting the U.S. Embassy or U.S. government office in their country of residence to arrange for all necessary travel documents (e.g. visas)

Selection Criteria

Awardees will be selected by the Travel Award Committee based on abstract quality, research results and the relevance of their work to the field of tropical medicine. Travel award notices will be sent in mid-August.

For further details please visit the ASTMH website.

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