Travel Award for Keystone Symposia

By admin on May 17, 2013

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All meetings are subject to change. Check this site often for updates. 

Advancing Vaccines in the Genomics Era (T1)
October 31 – Nov 4, 2013
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: Jun 4, 2013

The Science of Malaria Eradication (F1)
February 2 – 7, 2014
Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: Sep 3, 2013

HIV Vaccines: Adaptive Immunity and Beyond (X3)
March 9 – 14, 2014
Banff, Alberta, Canada

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: Oct 8, 2013

HIV Pathogenesis – Virus vs. Host (X4)
March 9 – 14, 2014
Banff, Alberta, Canada

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: Oct 8, 2013

Novel Therapeutic Approaches to Tuberculosis (C7)
March 30 – Apr 4, 2014
Keystone, Colorado, USA

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: Oct 29, 2013

Keystone Symposia encourages all eligible applicants to apply for these valuable awards. The award will cover conference related expenses to include: meeting registration, lodging, airfare and ground transportation from host airport to the resort. Awardees should be prepared for any unexpected costs of travel that may arise, such as those associated with flight changes, visa application fees, etc. The awardee accepts responsibility for such costs.

Scientists and clinicians from affected countries are valued and crucial colleagues in our mission to advance the life sciences and accelerate discoveries that benefit society.

Global Health Travel Awards are to assist attendance of scientists, physicians, fellows, or students from countries where the meeting topic health problems are indigenous. The purpose of providing travel awards is to add to the diversity of experiences represented by participants at each meeting.


  • The amount of the awards will vary, depending on where awardees are coming from and the extent of their need.
  • Awards will be based on review of application content by the CEO and CSO of Keystone Symposia.
  • The number of awards is contingent on funding received for this program.


Main criteria for selection are as follows:

  • Applicant is residing in or ultimately returning to a nation affected by the disease that is the focus of the meeting. Emphasis is placed on developing nation applicants.
  • The application includes some indication that the applicant’s participation will have an impact beyond the applicant alone, e.g. initiation of new collaborations, teaching, etc.
  • The application includes a clear indication that the applicant is both working in the area covered by the meeting and making a clinically or scientifically significant contribution to the area.
  • In making the final awards, consideration is also given to diversity with regard to institutions and countries of origin, with preference given to developing nations.


To be eligible for a Global Health Travel Award, you must:

  • Originate from a nation affected by the health problem of the meeting topic (see the list of meetings). Preference will be given to individuals traveling from and returning to affected nations, or individuals currently studying in one country, but planning to return to work in an affected nation.
  • Per the terms of this award, employees of the National Institutes of Health are not eligible.
  • Per the terms of this award, an applicant is eligible to receive one award per meeting year (July 1st – June 30th).

Application Process

Click here to begin the application process.