Travel Grants

The WPC 2022 is pleased to offer a limited number of grants to:

- junior researchers and clinicians
- people with Parkinson's
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health professionals from developing/emerging parts of the world

The awards are offered to increase participation in the Congress and spread knowledge of Parkinson's through a robust cross-pollination of those researching, treating, and living with Parkinson's. Online application for travel grants opens October 4, 2021.



Requirements for Junior Clinicians and Researchers:

Applicants must submit an abstract for consideration in the regular submission deadline of 3 Dec 2021.
Must have at least one abstract accepted for consideration of the travel support.
Applicants must be under the age of 40 at the opening of the Congress on 7 June 2022.
Applications must be submitted by the 3 Dec 2021 deadline.

NOTE: Travel grant awardees are selected based on the quality of their submitted abstracts, which are ranked by the Abstract Review Committee. Only the top abstract authors will be offered travel grants, with the exact number to be determined based on the availability of funds. Any travel grant recipients who applied and received funding for past WPC, who then did not show up on site, will not be considered for travel grants.

Funding Amounts offered:
Outside of Europe - 1,300.00 USD
Inside Europe - $600.00 USD
Applicants living in Barcelona or within 50 kilometers distance will receive complimentary registration


 

Requirements for People with Parkinson's:

• Must be engaged in their Parkinson's community and willing to educate and engage on return home.
• Must be able to contribute to overall expenses.
• Application must be submitted by the 3 Dec 2021 deadline.

NOTE: Travel grant awardees are selected based on the quality of their submitted applications and financial need. Only the top applicants will be offered travel grants, with the exact number to be determined based on the availability of funds. Any travel grant recipients who applied and received funding for a past WPC, who then did not show up on site, will not be considered for travel grants.  Applicants who are new to the WPC community will be considered more heavily than those who have received funding in the past.

Funding Amounts offered:
Outside of Europe - 1,300.00 USD
Inside Europe - $600.00 USD
Applicants living in Barcelona or within 50 kilometers distance will receive complimentary registration



Requirements for Health Professionals in emerging parts of the world:

• It is not required, but applicants are encouraged to submit an abstract for consideration in the regular submission deadline of 3 Dec 2021.
• Applicants must attach details to their application about the work they do in the Parkinson's community, including, but not limited to caseload of Parkinson's patients, current details on Parkinson's care at his/her clinic and region of the world.
• Applicants must list at least two references, one professional and one academic.
• Applicants will be invited to list a patient/care partner reference.
• Applications must be submitted by the 3 Dec 2021 deadline.

NOTE: Travel grant awardees are selected based on the quality of their submitted applications. Only the top applicants will be offered travel grants, with the exact number to be determined based on the availability of funds. Health professionals can be doctors, nurses, PTs, OTs, SLPs, SWs and others. Any travel grant recipients who applied and received funding for past WPC, who then did not show up on site, will not be considered for travel grants.

Funding Amounts offered:
Outside of Europe - 1,300.00 USD
Inside Europe - $600.00 USD
Applicants living in Barcelona or within 50 kilometers distance will receive complimentary registration

 

SUPPORT for Travel Grants for people with Young Onset Parkinson's Disease is being generated by the #WPC4YOPD Facebook fundraiser throughout 2020. If you, or someone you know, would like to support the travel grants program for YOPD or any delegates, contact the WPC directly at eli@worldpdcoalition.org for more details or donate online. Any amount is appreciated.



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