World Congress of Bioethics Bursary Application

Applicants are only eligible to receive a bursary if they have submitted an abstract to WCB 2020 that has been accepted. You will be notified simultaneously of abstract and bursary acceptance. Note that this includes abstracts for all presentation formats.

Particular consideration will be given to the applicants’ geographic region. Bursary support will generally prioritize applicants from low and middle-income countries, as well as a limited number of Early Career Researchers from high-income countries. If you are unsure if you are eligible for support, please contact us at

Bursary support is intended to cover part or all of the following, based on need:

  • Visa application fees, if applicable
  • IAB 2020 registration fees
  • Attendance at the conference dinner
  • Costs incurred for travel to and accommodation for the Congress.

Please upload the following two documents using the electronic application form to apply for bursary support. The deadline for submission is November 4, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST (i.e. time in Philadelphia).

  1. A statement of needs of no more than 300 words in length. This must include details of what resources, if any, are available to you (the applicant) to support travel/conferences and how these are provided by your institution.
  2. Confirmation of necessity for financial support from your institution in the form of an official, one-page letter on letterhead. This can come from your Head of Department or Division, Business Administrator, Principal Investigator, or other appropriate individuals.
  3. List of submitted abstracts you are participating on for the Congress [submission ID and title required].
  4. List of additional or alternative funding to assist with cost for attending the Congress.

Click 'New Application' below to begin the registration process.

If you have already applied and need to make a change, click 'Modify Application' below.



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