NDLTD Travel Scholarship Program

Travel grants for delegates to attend the ETD 2019 conference are an investment in ETDs worldwide. The NDLTD believes it is important that delegates from all nations have an opportunity to attend the annual conference and generally provides funding (amount varies) for scholarships. Final decisions about Travel Scholarship awards are the responsibility of the ETD 2019 Local Conference Organizing Committee.

Travel Support Guidelines

Scholarships may be provided for: travel, lodging, and/or conference fees.

To receive travel funding a candidate must be from a developing country and must provide a letter of support from their superior noting that the conference is of particular interest to the institution. The applicant must also provide a short (two to three page) report on follow up plans to implement an ETD program at their institution.

The Local Conference Organizing Committee will ensure that travel grants are distributed appropriately to ensure wide representation from a range of developing countries. Since funding for travel grants is scarce and in order to ensure that as many institutions in developing countries as possible are able to benefit from attending the ETD 2019 conference, the Local Conference Organizing Committee will ensure that, except in very special circumstances, the same institution or individual does not receive a travel grant to more than one conference.

The candidate’s institution must be willing to provide some portion of the travel budget at least equivalent to the domestic portion of the trip.

Conference fee scholarships are available to any candidates deemed appropriate. These scholarships can be full scholarships or partial scholarships (reduced fees).

At the time recipients of travel grants submit their final expense claims to the Local Conference Organizing Committee they are also required to submit a short (one page) report on how attendance benefited them and what action(s) they will be able to implement at their home institutions. Outstanding expense claims must not be settled until the reports are received. The requirement to submit a report applies to all recipients of travel grants even if their expenses were paid before the conference. Reports must be submitted no later than three months after the conference has taken place. The reports will be made available to sponsoring organizations if requested.

Please, download and fill out the application form below. Also, prepare a report describing the current situation and the future plans of ETDs at your institution (no more than 1000 words, in pdf format). Send the application form, report, along with a letter of support from your institution, to etd2019@upt.pt.