Keystone Symposia Global Health Series

Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

All meetings are subject to change. Check this site often for updates.

Diabetes (J3)
January 22 - 26, 2017
Keystone, Colorado, USA

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: Aug 23, 2016

Obesity and Adipose Tissue Biology (J4)
January 22 - 26, 2017
Keystone, Colorado, USA

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: Aug 23, 2016

Inflammation-Driven Cancer: Mechanisms to Therapy (J7)
February 5 - 9, 2017
Keystone, Colorado, USA

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: Sep 6, 2016

Microbiome in Health and Disease (J8)
February 5 - 9, 2017
Keystone, Colorado, USA

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: Sep 6, 2016

Malaria: From Innovation to Eradication (B5)
February 19 - 23, 2017
Kampala, Uganda

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: Sep 20, 2016

Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy: Taking a Place in Mainstream Oncology (C7)
March 19 - 23, 2017
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: Oct 18, 2016

HIV Vaccines (C9)
March 26 - 30, 2017
Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: Oct 25, 2016

Keystone Symposia encourages all eligible applicants to apply for these valuable awards. The award will cover conference related expenses to include: meeting registration, lodging, airfare and ground transportation from host airport to the resort. Awardees should be prepared for any unexpected costs of travel that may arise, such as those associated with flight changes, visa application fees, etc. The awardee accepts responsibility for such costs.

Scientists and clinicians from affected countries are valued and crucial colleagues in our mission to advance the life sciences and accelerate discoveries that benefit society.

Global Health Travel Awards are to assist attendance of scientists, physicians, fellows, or students from countries where the meeting topic health problems are indigenous. The purpose of providing travel awards is to add to the diversity of experiences represented by participants at each meeting.

  • The amount of the awards will vary, depending on where awardees are coming from and the extent of their need.
  • Awards will be based on review of application content by the CEO and CSO of Keystone Symposia.
  • The number of awards is contingent on funding received for this program.

Main criteria for selection are as follows:

  • Applicant is residing in, or ultimately returning to a nation affected by the disease that is the focus of the meeting. Emphasis is placed on those from low and middle income nations.
  • The application includes clear indication that the applicant's participation will have a broad impact on the applicant and his or her institution, e.g. initiation of new collaborations, teaching, etc.
  • The application includes a clear indication that the applicant is both working in the area covered by the meeting and making a clinically or scientifically significant contribution to the area.
  • Consideration is also given to diversity with regard to institutions and countries of origin.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a Global Health Travel Award, you must:

  • Originate from a nation affected by the health problem of the meeting topic (see the list of meetings). Preference will be given to individuals traveling from and returning to affected nations, or individuals currently studying in one country, but planning to return to work in an affected nation.
  • Per the terms of this award, employees of the National Institutes of Health are not eligible.
  • Per the terms of this award, an applicant is eligible to receive one award per meeting year (July 1st - June 30th).

Application Process

Click here to begin the application process.