2020 European Conference Travel Scholarships

Submission Deadline: Sunday 23 February 2020

The Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM) provides a limited number of scholarships for researchers, educators, and policy makers to attend the 18th Biennial European Conference of SMDM in Berlin, Germany, 14 – 16 June 2020. For details about the meeting, please visit the 18th Biennial European Conference hompage. SMDM welcomes applicants from low and middle-income countries, European countries that recently joined the European Union or EU candidate countries but is open to all applications.

Scholarships comprise:

  1. 2020 European Conference registration fees including general session registration and attendance at the social event.

  2. EUR 500 for travel support, subsidy for hotel accommodation, or short courses. Due to funding limitations, SMDM is not able to support meal allowances for this meeting.

 



Please complete the application by clicking on blue button above by 5pm Eastern Time on Sunday 23 February 2020 with the following attachments in English:

  1.  Letter of support from an institutional sponsor, defined as an institution such as a government body (ministry, department, agency, or research institute), university, or medical center that is engaged in research or policy making related to the field of medical decision making

  2. A brief (preferably one page) Curriculum Vitae

  3. A brief (preferably 350 word) motivation letter on why you want to attend the European Conference

Successful applicants will be notified by 1 April 2020  and must confirm that they intend to accept the scholarship, obtain the necessary visa, and attend the meeting by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 8 April 2020. If confirmation is not received by this deadline, the scholarship will be revoked and re-assigned to a waiting list applicant. Successful applicants will be responsible for making their own arrangements to obtain a visa. After confirming that they intend to accept the scholarship, they will receive an invitation letter and additional instructions.

You will receive a confirmation e-mail from the SMDM Office (info@smdm.org) noting that all required documents were received. If additional documents are needed, the SMDM Office will contact you to submit any additional documents. 

Eligibility

Applicants are eligible for consideration if they meet the following criteria:

  1. The applicant is currently working for or has an affiliation with an institution such as a government body (ministry, department, agency, or research institute), university, or medical center that is engaged in research or policy making related to the field of medical decision making and provides a letter of support from this institution.

  2. Submitted an abstract for oral, poster or issue panel presentation that was accepted for presentation.

  3. Submitted a letter of motivation, CV and letter of support

Guidelines for Letter of Support

The letter of support should be in PDF format on the letterhead of the institutional sponsor and should include:

  1. Name and position of the applicant

  2. Name and position of the individual at the sponsoring institution

  3. Description of the applicant’s affiliation with the sponsoring institution

  4. Description of research or policy making role of the sponsoring institution as it relates to the field of medical decision making

  5. Description of how attendance at the ESMDM 2020 will contribute to furthering the applicant’s work with the sponsoring institution as it relates to the field of medical decision making

Attendance and Travel Expenses

Applicants who are awarded a travel scholarship are expected to attend the entire conference and are required to attend the onsite Global Health Interest Group Meeting. Applicants are encouraged to participate in the meeting of any interest group and/or regional community of interest as well as the one-on-one mentorship program that is available without charge during the meeting.

Scholarships will be paid approximately 2 - 3 weeks after the conclusion of the conference to recipients who have provided original receipts and who are confirmed to have attended the conference by the SMDM office. Please contact info@smdm.org with any further questions.

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