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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Research Training Travel Scholarships for Developing Countries 2018 – Hong Kong

 The International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) has been selected to receive a generous grant from CRDF Global in partnership with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to offer NCI Travel Scholarships for professionals from low-income and low-middle-income countries (LMIC) to attend the 2018 IPOS Research Training Academy in Hong Kong.

Application Deadline: 22nd June 2018

Eligible Countries: Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC)

To Be Taken At (Country): Hong Kong.

About the Award: Scholarships will be provided to key LMIC health care professionals to attend the 2018 IPOS Research Training Academy in Hong Kong.

The number of scholarships and capacity to cover expenses related to the IPOS Congress from October 31-November 2 following the RTA will depend on funding, and scholars need to be available for this period as well.

Type: Research, Training

Eligibility: 

  • Professionals in LMIC must be within completion of their academic training and establishment of their independent careers (i.e., within 6 years after completion of their academic training). Exceptions may be made for participants who have had delays from extenuating circumstances (i.e., leave of absence from work for maternity/paternity, sickness, etc.).
  • They must also be based in and conduct their research in LMIC in a variety of clinical or academic fields appropriate to the field of psycho-oncology (e.g., physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, epidemiologist).

Other criteria for eligibility are described below

Full eligibility criteria for the NCI Travel Scholarship application (please note that all criteria must be met):

  • • Be a professional within completion of their academic training and establishment of their independent careers (i.e., within 6 years of completion of their academic training);
  • • Be based in and conduct their research in LMIC in a variety of clinical or academic fields appropriate to the field of psycho-oncology (e.g., physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, epidemiologist);
  • • Country of residence in Low-income and lower-middle income countries as defined by the World Bank: https://datahelpdesk.worldbank.org/knowledgebase/articles/906519-world-bank-country-and-lending-groups;
  • • Fluent in oral and written English;
  • • Provide a photocopy of a national passport from the country of residence valid for the required period after departure from Hong Kong (November 3, 2018) – Please check with your appropriate embassy or consular authority to ensure your passport is valid for the required period;
  • • Have no known criminal record;
  • • If this is required (depends on the country of residence see link below), commit to obtain a Visit/Transit Visa from Hong Kong and show proof of this valid Visa to IPOS at least 2 months before the RTA (before August 28, 2018) https://www.immd.gov.hk/eng/services/visas/visit-transit/visit-visa-entry-permit.html; You can find the Visa form here: https://www.immd.gov.hk/pdforms/ID1003A.pdf
  • • Be eligible to obtain a Visa from Hong Kong if a Visa is required: https://immd.gov.hk/eng/services/visas/visit_transit.html;
  • • Commit to attend the three-day Research Training Academy on October 28-30 if selected to obtain a NCI Travel Scholarship;
  • • Provided IPOS fundraising is successful, commit to attend the three day IPOS Congress in Hong Kong (on October 31-November 2) as well as specific events within this congress as mandated by the RTA Organizing Committee: http://www.ipos2018.com/;
  • • Commit to developing a research project during the Research Training Academy and present it briefly in a 15-min presentation on the last day of the Academy;
  • • Commit to being mentored during 6 meetings over one year by an IPOS researcher for continued scientific support in implementing a research project;
  • • The Scholarships will comply with the Fly America Act, which will require that all domestic and international travel funded be purchased from a US-flag air carrier. The Fly America Act applies to any segment of a trip where a US-flag carrier is an available option;
  • • Be open to sharing a hotel room in double occupancy during the Research Training Academy and Congress (with same sex pairing).

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: NCI Travel Scholarships will cover costs of training, flight, hotel and meals

Duration of Programme: October 28-30, 2018.

How to Apply: Please email your Scholarship Application Form including the Check List, a current copy of your Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English and a copy of your passport no later than June 22, 2018 to the following email: [email protected]. PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS WITHOUT A 5-PAGE CV AND COPY OF PASSPORT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Visit the Programme Webpage for Details

Award Providers:  International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS)

Important Note: Please note that travel arrangements and accommodations will be organized by IPOS for recipients of the NCI Travel Scholarship. There will be no possibility of extending or altering these plans.

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