CONFERENCE Awards Guidelines

for Attendees


The Faculty of Tropical Medicine will provide Conference Awards to deserving applicants to allow them to attend or present their work at JITMM Virtual 2020 and to meet and learn from other international researchers through the online meeting platform. Conference Awards has two categories:

  1. Presenters- for those who want to attend and present
  2. Attendees- for those who want to attend only

The application guideline for Attendees is shown below.

Who are eligible?

  1. Early-career researchers (graduate and post-graduate level up to 8 years post-PhD)
  2. Researchers from low and middle-income countries (LMICs), as defined by World Bank
  3. Students (currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program)

Application Process for Attendees

  1. Create an account
  2. Submit via email a 300-word essay explaining why you want to attend the virtual conference and why you are deserving of the award.
  3. Submit your essay not later than 30 September 2020


Submit the following required documents via email to [email protected]

  1. For early-career researchers- a copy of graduation certificate or a proof that you graduated with an M.Sc., Ph.D. or MD. within the last 8 years
  2. For researchers from LMICs- a letter of support from your organization or institution (signed and on organizational letterhead)
  3. For students- a letter from your institute to prove your student status

Selection Process

  • Awardees will be selected based on the quality and relevance of their submitted essay
  • Selection will be carried out by the JITMM Scientific Committee

The Award

  • Waived registration for all two days of JITMM Virtual 2020


  • Application Deadline  –   30 September 2020 (for Attendees)
  • Notice of Award –  15 October 2020

Further Details

Responsibilities of Awardees

  • Attendance of the full 2 days of JITMM Virtual 2020
  • Submission of a brief (1 page) conference-report highlighting your experience presenting at JITMM Virtual 2020. Submission deadline is 10 January 2021.

Contact [email protected] if you have any additional queries.