- Category: 2018 Joint World Congress
Application has been made to support student and junior faculty World Congress travel and accommodation to the US National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). Its recent review was very favorable. Although no firm commitments can be made until NIDCD Council meets in late January 2018, we are optimistic, given its very positive review score, that a bursary to support student and junior faculty attendance at the World Congress will be made available in early spring. This award would also sponsor a separate series of educational seminars) to aid younger researchers in grant preparation and manuscript publication. Once funding is confirmed, applications for travel support will be made available and review will occur quickly to ensure best support for junior researcher attendance at the World Congress. Awardees will also be granted a waiver of the congress registration fee.
The International Fluency Association (IFA) is also offering its members who are in financial need the opportunity to apply for bursaries to assist with the costs of congress registration and travel. The IFA bursary scheme will be open for applications from full IFA members, who have had a presentation accepted for inclusion in the congress programme, and who are planning to attend the four days of the congress. Further details of the application and review process will be made available in due course.
The other organisations involved in the collaboration are currently considering the possibility of offering similar schemes for their members. Information will be published on the congress website as it becomes available.