Travel Grant

The ISPPD-13 Meeting provides abstract presenters with an opportunity to apply for Travel Grants via the abstract submission system.

Please note: Application is now closed. Notifications will be sent to all applicants by 30 November 2023. 



  • Application period: 15 May 2023 – 26 September 2023
  • Notification period: by 30 November 2023*
    *Please note that all efforts are made to send notifications by the planned date. Should there be delays with the selection process, revised dates will be posted here.



A Travel Grant will be awarded to selected ISPPD-13 applicants who fulfill the following criteria:

  • Letter of recommendation from applicant’s head of department/institute written in English
  • Submitted abstract accepted into the ISPPD-13 scientific program

Additionally, applicants who are young investigators and/or are from GAVI-eligible countries​ (as of 2023) will be given priority.

The Travel Grant consists of:

  • Free registration
  • Hotel accommodation booked and paid through the meeting organizers (4 nights in a single room at a specified hotel).
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses up to a predetermined amount based on the geographical location of the awardee.
    *Please note that reimbursement may be made after the Meeting. Further details regarding the travel expenses reimbursement will be posted here in due course.
    **Please note that visa application fees, travel insurance and expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic are not covered by the Grant.



The Travel Grant application is a part of the abstract submission process. You cannot apply for the Grant without submitting an abstract.

Please prepare the following documents:

  • Answer to the question why you would like to attend the ISPPD-13 Meeting.
  • A document that proves your birth date (ie. passport/ID card, birth certificate, driving licence, etc.). The document must include English or be translated into English.
  • A letter of recommendation signed by your department head or a supervisor. The letter must be written in English.

Please note: Travel Grants can only be awarded to presenting authors of abstracts accepted to the ISPPD-13 scientific programme. When applying for the Travel Grant, it is recommended that the presenting author is also the abstract submitter. The designated presenting author is the one who should submit the required documentation for the Travel Grant application. 



As of 2023, 54 countries are considered GAVI-eligible:

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic
Chad, Comoros, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Togo, Uganda, UR Tanzania, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe