IFIC2017 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

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INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:

IFIC invites applications for scholarships to the Seventeenth Congress of the International Federation of Infection Control (IFIC2017) to be held in conjunction with APECIH in Sao Paolo, Brazil from the 27 – 30 September 2017.

At least one main award will be granted, consisting of:

  • free registration to the conference
  • travel expenses (against receipts), based on the cheapest economy itinerary to Sao Paolo (up till a maximum of $1200)
  • subsistence allowance of $500.

A number of smaller bursaries may also usually awarded, covering:

  • free conference registration
  • with or without a subsistence allowance of $500

Following their congress participation, all scholarship recipients will have the possibility of presenting a write-up of their paper/poster (at least 1500 words in English) to the International Journal of Infection Control (www.ijic.info). If it is deemed to be satisfactory for publication, an additional award of $200 will be made once the paper has been published in the journal. Submission of the manuscript must be done within 6 months from the date of the scholarship notification.

The abstract must be directly related to infection prevention & control (IPC) rather than infectious diseases / therapeutics / diagnostic microbiology and would ideally be equally applicable to both high income countries as well as those with limited resources. Successful applications invariably present information that other delegates will find useful to improve their own IPC practice. Abstracts can either be of the conventional “Research” style or alternatively follow a “How we did it” format, describing how infection control practitioners or teams tackled a specific IPC challenge or brought about improvement in the prevention or control of healthcare associated infections in their institution or country.

By mid-May 2017, the presenting author of each application will be informed by email whether his/her application has been accepted. This will sent to the email address indicated for correspondence. The decision of the Scholarship Committee will be final.

CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSION IS 15 MARCH 2017 at 11.00pm (CET).

Submissions after this date will not be accepted. An acknowledgement of your application will be received after submission; if you do not receive this acknowledgement, please inform the organisers on scholarships2017@theific.org.

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