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SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships - Applications now closed

Scholarship applications are now open for the World Public Health Nutrition Congress 2020.

The World Public Health Nutrition (WPHN) Congress 2020 are offering full and partial scholarships to support participants of Lower Middle Income Countries (LMIC), and First Nations People to attend the WPHN Congress 2020, to be held in Brisbane, Queensland from 31 March to 2 April 2020.

Scholarships will be offered to applicants who may otherwise be unable to attend such a Congress. There are three tiers of scholarships on offer which will include full or partial financial assistance in return economy flights, accommodation and/or registration.

The WPHN Congress brings together the international public health nutrition sector for an international congress free from funding from conflicted sources. The Congress acts as a pathway to strengthen the knowledge base, partnerships and commitment for effective action to improve nutrition related health, particularly among vulnerable populations in the world. As with previous WPHNA Congresses, there will be an emphasis on sharing between global north and south to identify key knowledge, effective policies and actions.

Seven Congress sub-themes will guide the program:

  • Sustainable, resilient food systems for healthy diets;

  • Aligned health systems providing universal coverage of essential nutrition actions;

  • Social protection and nutrition education;

  • Trade and investment for improved nutrition;

  • Safe and supportive environments for nutrition at all ages;

  • Strengthened governance and accountability for nutrition, and

  • Capacity development for public health nutrition.

 

Scholarship applications will close 11:59pm AEST, Sunday 19 January 2020.

 

Late Applications will not be accepted.

WPHN Congress 2020 Scholarship Supporter

How to Apply

Applicants must complete the schoalrship application form, which can be downloaded below, and return to events@phaa.net.au by 11:59pm AEDT Sunday 19 January 2020. Incomplete and late applications will not be accepted. 

Please ensure you read the eligibility and terms and conditions carefully before applying. 

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must be individuals who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • LMIC delegate with accepted Congress oral or poster presentation of work from IDRC-funded projects (attendance not otherwise funded from the project).

  • LMIC delegate working on new or developing IDRC-funded projects (attendance not otherwise funded from the project).

  • LMIC delegate with accepted Congress oral or poster presentation.

  • First peoples or delegates from LMIC

  • LMIC student or early career delegate with accepted Congress oral or poster presentation.

  • Other student or early career delegate with accepted Congress oral or poster presentation.

Scholarship Assessment

 

A panel of PHAA and WPHNA representatives will assess the applications. The Panel’s decision is final and scholarships will be made available at their discretion. Applications will be assessed on:

  • Anticipated benefits of attending the Congress

  • Eligibility based on the scholarship criteria listed above (in descending order of priority)

  • Absence of real or perceived conflict of interest with the aims and principles of WPHNA and PHAA

Scholarships Available

  • Up to 40 Scholarships available

Scholarship Inclusions

Full Scholarship

  • Return economy class flights between Brisbane and your nearest major city, booking best fare of the day across all carriers;

  • Standard accommodation room for a maximum of 4 nights (covering Congress dates), including breakfast daily;

  • Full Congress registration, excluding a ticket to the Congress dinner.

 

Partial Scholarship

  • Standard accommodation room for a maximum of 4 nights, including breakfast daily;

  • Full Congress registration, excluding a ticket to the Congress dinner.

 

Registration Scholarship

  • Full Congress registration, excluding a ticket to the Congress dinner.

Scholarship Exclusions

Please note the scholarship will not include:

  • Meals, apart from congress catering

  • Incidental expenses

  • Travel and accommodation, unless otherwise stated in package inclusions above

Terms and Conditions

Introduction

The WPHN Congress are offering full and partial scholarships to support participants of Lower Middle Income Countries (LMIC), and First Nations People to attend the WPHN Congress 2020, to be held in Brisbane, Queensland from 31 March to 2 April 2020. The scholarship program will be managed by the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) and the World Public Health Nutrition Association (WPHNA).

 

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible, applicants must be individuals who meet one of the following criteria:

  • LMIC delegate with accepted Congress oral or poster presentation of work from IDRC-funded projects (attendance not otherwise funded from the project).

  • LMIC delegate working on new or developing IDRC-funded projects (attendance not otherwise funded from the project).

  • LMIC delegate with accepted Congress oral or poster presentation.

  • First peoples or delegates from LMIC in Asia Pacific region

  • LMIC student or early career delegate with accepted Congress oral or poster presentation.

  • Student or early career delegate with accepted Congress oral or poster presentation.

Application Process

  • Applications for the scholarship shall be made in writing in the scholarship application form;

  • Applications must be submitted between 20 December 2019 and 19 January 2020, late or incomplete applications will not be accepted;

  • PHAA and WPHNA selection committee decision to accept or reject an application shall be final.

 

Award of the Scholarship

  • The scholarships will be awarded at the end of January 2020;

  • No cash amounts will be provided for the scholarship;

  • Successful scholarship application will be required to complete a travel booking form and return to events@phaa.net.au by 11:59pm AEDT, Sunday 9 February 2020. If the completed travel booking form is not received by this date the scholarship will be forfeited.

  • Scholarships shall be awarded based on the eligibility criteria as determined by the PHAA and WPHNA at its absolute discretion. The decision made by PHAA and WPHNA shall be final.

  • Any additional costs incurred by the scholarship recipient will be at their own expense scholarship will only cover the costs indicated in the success letter.

  • The successful applicants of the scholarships will be notified in writing.

  • PHAA and WPHNA can elect to cease providing the scholarship program at any time without further notice.

 

Release

  • PHAA and WPHNA is not liable for the payment of any tax or any other obligations the successful applicant may incur as a result of accepting the scholarship.

  • In accepting a scholarship, the successful applicant agrees to waive, release and discharge PHAA and WPHNA, its officers, associates and partner organisations from any and all liability, including but not limited to any liability arising from the negligence or fault of the entities or persons released for death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft, or actions of any kind that may occur as part of the scholarship, including during or after any travel undertaken as part of the scholarship.

  • By accepting the scholarship, the applicant agrees that PHAA and WPHNA are not endorsing their attendance, work, research or other associated relations. They also agree to the Conflict of Interest & Ethics Policy for the WPHN Congress 2020 and agree to declare any conflict of interest should it occur before, during or after the Congres.

Other Opportunities

Please note that the below opportunities are external opportunities and not specific to the WPHN Congress 2020.

 

The Nutrition Society UK Conference Grants

Conference Grants are available to those Nutrition Society members who can least afford to attend scientific meetings and conferences around the world. Conference Grants are reserved for any Nutrition Society members who are undergraduates doing their first degree, MSc students, PhD students or those in the very early stages of their careers i.e. within 10 years of higher degree education. Part of our remit is to support nutritionists and nutrition scientists to share their ideas and research, present their work to new audiences and make new connections with their peers around the world.

Applications are due by Friday 28 February 2020. For further information, please click here.