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Travel Grant Announcement

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Invitation 

The Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology (APLAR) invites APLAR Young Rheumatologist (AYR) to submit their application for the APLAR Conference Travel Grant. APLAR will grant between 20-40 need-based travel stipends to AYR members with an accepted abstract for poster, oral or rapid fire presentation for the year 2022. 

The grant is to assist AYR to cover part of the travel expenses in attending the APLAR Conference. The grant will include complimentary registration to the conference and the following need-based allowance to cover part of the estimated travel and lodging costs of attending the conference: 

  • US$ 500 if AYR members are residing in the country where the annual conference is held.
  • US$ 1000 if AYR members are residing outside the country where the annual conference is held.

 

Grant recipients will be personally responsible for all travel arrangements including, but not limited to, air/train/bus tickets, hotel booking and insurance. 

Only completed applications with the correct supporting documents will be considered and the grant decision will be made by the APLAR Scientific Committee based on merit and need. Endorsement by the APLAR Board of Directors on the travel grant is final. 

Application

The offer is valid only for:

  • Member of AYR; and
  • have not received the travel grant before.

 

Priority will be given to applicants:

  • with an accepted oral presentation over those with an accepted poster or abstract.
  • who have never attended APLAR Conference.

 

The following documents need to be enclosed with the application:

  • A curriculum vitae including a recent 2 x 2-inch photograph.
  • Cover letter, making a (need-based) case for applicants’ selection for the travel grant. The letter should specify if and how the applicants get funded for their training (for example whether they need to work to pay for living expenses and/or to conduct their research), if they have access to travel funds to attend conferences (through their schools/hospital or grants), and if and how they have exhausted the travel funds.
  • A letter from their direct supervisors confirming the applicant’s source of funding during the year (i.e., a scholarship, a stipend, or any other research funding) and verifying that the applicants does not have access to other travel funds.

 

 

Outline of the proposal for applying APLAR Fellowship grants. 

Please study the template below for proposal development and submission it along with the application form.

1. Applicant Particular 

Provide name, Date of birth, workplace, contact number and email address of the applicants. 

2. Abstract Details 

Provide abstract title and result 

3. Cover Letter 

Cover letter making a (need-based) case for your selection for the travel grant. The letter should specify if and how the applicants get funded for their training (for example whether they need to work to pay for living expenses and/or to conduct their research), if they have access to travel funds to attend conferences (through their schools/hospital or grants), and if and how they have exhausted the travel funds. 

4. Letter from Direct Supervisor 

A letter from their direct supervisors confirming the applicant’s source of funding during the year (i.e., a scholarship, a stipend, or any other research funding) and verifying that the applicants does not have access to other travel funds. 

 

The amount of grant will be as follows: 

  • US$ 500 if AYR members are residing in the country where the annual conference is held. 
  • US$ 1000 if AYR members are residing outside the country where the annual conference is held.

 

Disbursement of Funds

The grant will be disbursed at the conference. Successful applicants shall collect the grant personally from the APLAR Secretariat.

 

Application Period

Application for grant will open from 18th October 2022 to 10th November 2022

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