TRAVEL AWARDS

The ISTH 2021 Scientific Committee will award abstracts of outstanding quality and provide the submitting author with a Travel Award for the ISTH 2021 Congress. Two categories of Travel Awards will be may be available in limited number to the presenting author of an accepted abstract. Travel Awards will be available for the presenting author who plans to attend the ISTH 2021 Congress in-person or virtually.

For those presenting authors that are awarded a Travel Award and plan to attend the ISTH 2021 Congress, in-person, the Travel Awards will be awarded a monetary stipend onsite to assist with travel to the congress.

For those presenting authors that are awarded a Travel Award and plan to attend the ISTH 2021 Congress virtually, the Travel Awards will be awarded as a complementary registration to a limited number of presenting authors in lieu of travel assistance.


If there is a change with the presenting author, the Travel Award is not switched to the new author.


Early Career Award
The Early Career Awards are provided in the form of travel award to those who meet the ISTH criteria for Early Career and submit a highly rated abstract. Travel Awards, consisting of $500 USD, are specifically intended to help with travel to the congress or complementary registration, dependent on how the awardee attends the congress. In order to be considered for an Early Career Award, you must be the presenting author on an abstract submitted to the congress. Authors applying for an Early Career Award will be notified via their abstract notification email, which will be sent in early-May 2021.

Application criteria

  • You must be the presenting author of a submitted abstract

  • You must meet the ISTH Early Career criteria: To be considered for an Early Career Award, applicants must verify their status by submitting a letter from their institution or supervisor certifying that they are an Early Career Professional belonging to one of these categories during the submission process:

    • Associate: Any person within three years of completion of clinical training (medical residency and/or fellowship) or once an independent faculty or tenured position is obtained.

    • Medical Resident/Post Doc: Any person holding a doctoral degree who is engaged in any one or a combination of the following:

      • a period of clinical training

      • formal post-doctoral mentored research

      • scholarly or practical training for the purpose of acquiring specific professional skills

      • a medical fellowship

    • Student/Trainee: Any person not holding a doctoral degree currently and involved in a training program for medical education or other disciplines or in a M.Sc. or Ph.D. program.


How to apply for an Early Career Award

  • Tick the appropriate box on the online abstract submission site

  • Fill in the relevant questionnaire

  • Provide a letter from their institution or supervisor certifying that they are an Early Career Professional (see above for Early Career categories)

Reach-the-World Award
The Reach-the-World Awards are provided in the form of travel awards to clinicians and scientists from developing countries (countries classified by the World Bank as low income, lower-middle income, or upper-middle income) to help subsidize travel to the congress. Travel awards, consisting of $2,000 USD, are specifically intended to help with travel to the congress or complementary registration, dependent on how the awardee attends the congress. Authors applying for a Reach the World Award will be notified via their abstract notification email, which will be sent in early-May 2021.​

Application criteria

  • You must be the presenting author of a submitted abstract

  • Be from a developing country as defined by the World Bank as low income, lower-middle income, or upper-middle income


How to apply for a Reach-the-World Award

  • Tick the appropriate box at the online abstract submission site

  • Provide a copy of your passport

Only complete applications will be considered. The deadline for travel award applications, supporting documents and additional information is March 9, 2021. To be eligible for the award, the recipient must attend the Congress.

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