Keystone Symposia Global Health Series

Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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

Global Health Travel Awards for this meeting are funded by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP):
Why So Many Ways to Die? Apoptosis, Necroptosis, Pyroptosis and Beyond (T3)
November 19 - 23, 2019
Guarujá, São Paulo, Brazil

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: Jul 16, 2019

Helminths: New Insights from Immunity to Global Health (T4)
December 8 - 12, 2019
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: Jul 9, 2019

Tuberculosis: Immunity and Immune Evasion (A2)
January 16 - 20, 2020
Santa Fe, NM, USA

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: Aug 13, 2019

Transforming Vaccinology (L2)
March 15 - 19, 2020
Florence, Italy

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: Oct 15, 2019

HIV Vaccines (X5)
March 22 - 26, 2020
Keystone, CO, USA

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: Oct 22, 2019

HIV Pathogenesis and Cure (X6)
March 22 - 26, 2020
Keystone, CO, USA

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: Oct 22, 2019

Global Health Travel Awards for this meeting are funded by the Volkswagen Foundation:
PI3-Kinase and PTEN at the Interface of Cell Growth, Vesicular Trafficking and Disease (E1)
May 3 - 7, 2020
Hannover, Germany

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: Dec 3, 2019

Maternal-Fetal Crosstalk (Z3)
June 7 - 11, 2020
Keystone, CO, USA

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: Jan 7, 2020

Immunity in Early Life: From the Maternal to the Microbial Environment (Z4)
June 7 - 11, 2020
Keystone, CO, USA

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: Jan 7, 2020

Global Health Travel Awards for this meeting are funded by the Volkswagen Foundation:
NMR in Biological Mechanisms (E5)
June 21 - 24, 2020
Hannover, Germany

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: Jan 21, 2020

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

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