Participant Support

A limited amount of participant support is available for participants planning to attend the 6th Global Forum. Travel and registration support is available for participants who plan to participate in-person, and technical and registration support is available for participants who plan to join the virtual component. Participant support is available for students, post-docs, early career researchers, advocates, affected communities, and participants from lower- and middle-income countries.

If you would like to be considered for participant support, please fill out an application (links at the bottom of this page) and submit it along with the required forms. To allow us to provide as many support awards as possible, we ask that you seek other funding sources to cover part of your costs and only apply for those costs for which you are unable to secure funding from other sources.

Travel support is dependent on receiving a visa where required and on COVID-19 related requirements to enter France, which are subject to change. Please review the travel requirements to enter France for your country and confirm that you are eligible under the restrictions currently in place before submitting your application. Eligibility will be verified prior to an award being granted.

Key Dates

  • Applications for registration and travel support and for registration and technical support must be submitted by 31 December 2021 (revised)
  • Participants will be notified by 15 January 2022 (revised)

Support provided

Registration and Travel Support for In-Person Participation

Support for participants planning to attend in-person may include, as necessary, economy-class round-trip airfare, accommodations, per diem, and meeting registration fees. Recipients will be responsible for visa fees, travel health insurance (required), costs associated with flight changes, and any other costs not mentioned above.

Registration and Technical  Support for Virtual Participation

Support for participants planning to attend the virtual component of the 6th Global Forum may include registration support and technical support to help you access the Global Forum online. A survey will be sent to applicants to better understand their particular needs.

Applying for participant support does not guarantee that it will be granted. If you require support to participate in the 6th Global Forum, do not register until you have been notified if support has been granted. No refunds will be granted for previously paid registrations, or any costs associated with registering or participating prior to receiving award notification.

Eligibility and Criteria for Participant Support

Eligibility for consideration for participant support will be based on the following criteria:

  • Applicant is from a high TB burden country1 or a lower- or middle-income country2; or is a student, postdoctoral fellow, or an early career researcher (less than 10 years from completion of postdoctoral training)
  • Applicant would not otherwise have the resources to attend the 6th Global Forum
  • Applicant has submitted a letter of support demonstrating the benefit of attendance to the applicant, his/her colleagues, institution, and the research community

Requests for participant support from individuals who do not meet the eligibility requirements will be considered if there are sufficient funds available after allocating awards to applicants who do meet the eligibility requirements.

The following criteria will be considered in awarding participant support for the 6th Global Forum:

  • Abstract quality, research results, and relevance to the theme of the 6th Global Forum and TB vaccine R&D (if applicable)
  • Potential benefit of attendance to the applicant, his/her colleagues, institution, and the research community
  • Relevance of 6th Global Forum attendance to the applicant’s career development
  • Region, gender, and area of research or professional focus to allow for diverse and balanced representation and participation
  • Priority may be given to applicants who have not previously received support to attend a Global Forum on TB Vaccines

Support made available through specific grant or donor funding will be allocated to applicants who meet their specific requirements, which may vary from the above eligibility requirements and criteria.

Process

To apply for participant support, click on the link below for the type of support for which you are applying and submit the application no later than 11:59pm Pacific Time on 31 December 2021 (revised). All documents must be submitted in English. Incomplete applications will not be considered for participant support.

Applications for participant support require the following additional documents:

  • CV (please do not include date of birth or home address) or biography
  • Letter of motivation (one page maximum) stating why you are interested in attending the 6th Global Forum, how you will benefit from and contribute to the 6th Global Forum, and how you will share the knowledge you gain at the 6th Global Forum
  • Letter of support from an organization or institution with which you are affiliated or that is familiar with your background, your work, and the benefits of your participation in the 6th Global Forum (travel and registration support applications only)

If participant support is awarded, you will be provided with the policies and terms for the award and your responsibilities as an award recipient. If you do not agree with the terms, you may decline the award. Acceptance of the award will indicate acceptance of the terms, and failure to comply with those terms may result in revocation of the award, requirement to reimburse the Global Forum for any funds spent, and/or ineligibility for consideration for future travel awards.

1The 30 high TB burden countries as classified by the World Health Organization are: Angola, Bangladesh, Brazil, Central African Republic, China, Congo, DPR of Korea, DR of Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Thailand, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Viet Nam, and Zambia.

2 LIC/MIC are lower income countries, lower middle income, and upper middle income countries as classified by the World Bank.

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