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The WAAVP African Foundation was established following the Sun City, South Africa WAAVP Conference in 1997. This fund is invested in South Africa and the aim is to provide travel scholarships for next generation African scientists to attend the International Conferences of the WAAVP. Applications are considered for travel awards to present research findings at WAAVP Conferences.
Below are the instructions for applying for a partial travel scholarship. Applicants should check for updated instructions in WAAVP newsletters in the year prior to these conferences to allow sufficient time to be considered and travel plans to be arranged.
The WAAVP African Foundation will provide a limited number of partial scholarships to assist veterinary parasitologists from Africa to attend the 26th WAAVP Conference (WAAVP 2017) to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 4–8 September 2017.
Applications should include:
• A copy of the abstract(s) for paper(s) or poster(s) which were submitted to the 26th WAAVP Conference Convenor;
• A letter of recommendation from a current supervisor;
• An indication of how other costs (beyond a WAAVP AF grant) will be met (i.e., possibility of obtaining supplemental funds elsewhere);
• Other envisaged contributions to the conference (i.e., workshop participant, chairperson of session, etc.); and
• A brief indication of how the applicant sees attendance contributing to his/her development in veterinary parasitology.
Submit applications to:
Dr. Rosina (Tammi) Krecek
Texas A&M University
Department of Veterinary Pathobiology
College Station, TX 77843 USA
DEADLINE: 1st March 2017
The Louisiana State University Faculty of Parasitology has established a WAAVP travel award fund. This fund will supply five stipends of $1000 US to be spent for travel to the meetings of the WAAVP. The awards will be made on a competitive basis to graduate students and Postdoctoral Fellows. Stipends will be awarded on the status of the applicant’s career in veterinary parasitology and the impact and potential quality of the work to be presented. Applicants from all countries are encouraged to apply, however, efforts will be made to diversify the awards internationally.
Application Materials required:
1. The applicant should supply a brief letter describing the benefits of the award to his or her career at this time.
2. A current Curriculum Vitae.
3. The abstract to be presented at the WAAVP 2017 congress.
4. A letter of support from the applicant’s mentor.
Professor James E. Miller
Department of Pathobiological Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge LA 70803-8416
DEADLINE: 31st March 2017