Registration Support

The deadline to apply for participant support has now passed, we are no longer able to accept applications for support.

Registration 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 apply for registration support, please fill out an application (link at the bottom of this page) and submit it along with the required forms.

Key Dates

  • Applications that include technical support must be submitted by 31 January 2021 (revised)
  • Applications for registration support only will be accepted through 11 February 2022 (revised)

Support provided

Registration and Technical  Support for Virtual Participation

Support for participants planning to attend the  6th Global Forum online may include registration support and additional data to help you access the Global Forum online.

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 an advocate, from an affected community, 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 statement of motivation demonstrating their interest in TB vaccine R&D and participating in the 6th Global Forum.

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  no later than 11:59pm Pacific Time on 11 February 2022 (revised). All applications must be submitted in English. Incomplete applications will not be considered for participant support.

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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