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2018 Conference Scholarships

Background information

The IAWBH is happy to announce the development of a scholarship programme for our biennial conference. The provision of scholarships was strongly supported by members at the 2016 General Assembly, and the scholarships will be offered for the first time in 2018. Below is information about the scholarship programme.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible, applicants must be:

1.     PhD students who are IAWBH members, and  enrolled in a PhD programme at the commencement of the conference

2.     Have submitted an abstract for the conference by the due date.

Amounts/number of Scholarships

Up to six (6) scholarships will be awarded, in the following categories:

  1.  Up to two (2) Students studying at a University in a developed* country (waiver of registration fee per person),
  2.  Up to two (2) Students studying at a University in a transitional* country (waiver of registration fee + up to £250 per person)
  3.  Up to two (2) Students studying at a University in a developing* country (waiver of registration fee + up £400 per person)

How to apply

Candidates should apply for the scholarship by completing the form available below when they submit their abstract for the conference.

Applications of candidates whose abstracts have been accepted for oral presentation at the conference will be assessed by a three person sub-committee of the IAWBH Board (composition: 2 board members + 1 IAWBH member) who will make recommendations to the Board regarding which applicants (if any) should be awarded a scholarship. Public announcement of the scholarship recipients will take place during the IAWBH General Assembly at the 2018 conference. 

Once awarded, the disbursement of funds in cases 2 and 3 above will be completed after the conference, subject to:

  •  The scholarship recipient attending the pre-conference PhD workshop and the conference, and
  •  The scholarship recipient submitting copies of all receipts relevant to the costs associated with conference attendance, including boarding passes.

Other terms and conditions

The physical campus of the institution at which the applicant is studying will be the sole consideration for determining that category of scholarship (e.g. developed, transitional, developing country). For example, an Indian student studying at a campus in the USA would be considered as an applicant from a developed country.

The Board’s decisions on all aspects relating to the awarding of scholarships shall be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

*As defined by UN country list. See http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/policy/wesp/wesp_current/2014wesp_country_classification.pdf for list of countries


Application information

To apply, please complete the form below, and send to scholarships@iawbh.org

Applications close on January 31, 2018 at Midnight, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Applications received after this date will not be considered.

Application form


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