ECCMID Travel Grants 2021


The application for ECCMID 2021 travel grants will open on the 11th January 2021 and will close on the 24th February 2021.

As in previous years, ECCMID attendees are given the option to pay a € 20 donation upon registration. This is cost usually associated with a printed programme book that would be distributed at an onsite congress. For the fully online 31st ECCMID, the ECCMID programme will be freely available on the ECCMID webpage in PDF format, as well as within the ECCMID app.

The revenues from this initiative will be used to directly support attendees who would otherwise not be able to attend the congress. These grants are awarded on a balance of criteria including age, ESCMID membership status, and country of origin. The grants will be used to cover the costs of online registration for these valuable ESCMID members.

Apply for a Programme Book Grant by clicking here.

Purpose

ESCMID Young Scientist members (35 years-of-age or younger), who wish to attend the 31st ECCMID in Vienna, may apply for support. Abstracts are evaluated by blind review and on this basis, up to 100 abstracts with the highest scores are offered free registration. Of these individuals, an additional travel grant is awarded to those with the highest scores are awarded.

Funding

A travel grant will include full registration to the congress and a travel allowance amounting to EUR 500 (paid in cash onsite against presentation of an identity card or passport).

Eligibility criteria

Travel grants and free registrations are both conditional upon the acceptance of an abstract. The applicant must be presenting author of an abstract submitted for the 31st ECCMID and as well as an ESCMID Young Scientist member (35 years-of-age or younger).

In order to be eligible for this grant, the candidate must be an ESCMID Young Scientist member starting on or before March 1, 2021 at 12:00 CET.

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Application procedure

Applications for travel grants are accepted from 11 January 2021 until 24 February 2021.

Application for a travel grant must be indicated during the abstract submission process. The presenting author is the one who is eligible for the grant.

In the case of multiple travel grant applications being made for one presenting author, the highest-rates abstract will be the one that is counted.

Grant outcome notifications will be sent in late April of 2021.

Publication

The names of successful applicants may be published on www.eccmid.org and other ESCMID publications.