"I never imagined
someone from a country like mine would be able to attend a conference
located on the other side of the world. The ISTSS travel grant has
impacted me and my career more than I could have imagined."
-Cornelius Widyatmoko, Indonesia
"If I had not been
funded by an ISTSS travel grant, I would not have been able to attend
the meeting. I am so grateful to ISTSS and all the people who
contributed to this program."
-Dr. Vanessa Rocha-Rego, Brazil
"The benefit of
attending the conference has extended beyond my personal experience at
the conference and to other South Africans in the field."
-Megan Bantjes, South Africa
Each year, trauma specialists engaged in important and cutting edge research and clinical work in developing countries are unable to attend the ISTSS conference. Their salaries are typically such that the expense of transportation, hotel and registration fees may exceed their ability to pay (and in some cases be more than their annual salary). In such circumstances, it is impossible for them to participate in the conference.
A limited number of travel grants are available from ISTSS each year to support conference attendees coming from developing countries and experiencing financial hardship with fees or travel costs. The travel grants are supported by voluntary contributions from ISTSS members. Your financial support to the Travel Grant Fund will enable ISTSS to support more members to attend and present their work at the conference.
Priority is given to those from developing countries who have not received a travel grant in the past and who will be making a presentation at the ISTSS conference. (Individuals who have received a Travel Grant Award in the past are not eligible for another Travel Grant Award for the next 3 years). Travel Grant Award recipients are chosen for being in a position to contribute to and influence traumatic stress study and treatment in their own countries. They come to share their knowledge, learn from their colleagues and network with mentors and peers. ISTSS encourages applications from individuals who will be able to use the information they learn at the conference to make a public mental health impact in their local communities. This impact may, for example, be in the area of psychosocial interventions in developing countries and/or may include a train the trainer model.
Make a difference today to furthering the mission of ISTSS to truly make our organization international and promote the advancement and exchange of knowledge about severe stress and trauma around the world. Make a donation to ISTSS’ travel grant fund.
(Submission Period for travel grants starts in January 2013)
An ISTSS member must submit the application. Members may apply on behalf of individuals who are not members of the society. Grants will be awarded based on applications received by the submission deadline. Individuals selected to receive a travel grant will be notified in writing.
The application form should include a statement of need that explains the impact or importance of attending this meeting, a current curriculum vitae, estimate of expenses (in U.S. dollars) to travel to the ISTSS 29th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA USA.
The Travel Grant application will be available at a later date.
If you would like to make a donation to the Travel Grant Fund, please do one of the following:
Your contribution is much appreciated and may be tax deductible (please consult your tax advisor).
ISTSS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, tax number 31-1129675. In keeping with IRS guidelines, ISTSS verifies that no goods or services have been provided in return for your donation.