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Global Health Awards


Note: All conferences available in the Global Health Series will be held in a virtual meeting format. Please refer to the “View Global Health Series” button below to view program updates. Awards for virtual meetings will only provide a free registration. There will be no travel for Global Health Awards.

Global Health Awards (GHAs) bring scientists from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to select Keystone Symposia meetings, where they may participate in discussions on the forefront of science and medicine. The program aims to provide researchers from diverse backgrounds and limited resource settings with the opportunities afforded by attending top tier scientific conferences, including:

  • Insights into the latest scientific, technological, and clinical advances and innovative new directions.
  • Sharing their work with global research leaders.
  • Invaluable networking and career development opportunities.
  • Educational training on the state and direction of the field.

Diverse voices are also a critical part of meetings focused on global health problems (see our Global Health Series), providing invaluable insights into scientific and public health challenges, and how to overcome them effectively and sustainably within the context of local culture, environment, public health, and medical resources. These global colleagues are valued and crucial partners in our mission to advance the life sciences and accelerate discoveries that benefit society.

These awards are open to students, fellows, career scientists and clinicians from LMICs, and are made possible in part through Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation support, and other global partners. The awards cover LiveStream virtual meeting registration. Free registration will be provided for all individuals that are from and live/work in LMICs. Awardees will not be able to submit abstracts for this type of registration.

Note: Please check specific conference page under the Conference List for any additional financial aid opportunities. Underrepresented Trainee Scholarships and Early-Career Travel Awards are also available.

View Global Health Series

If you are eligible and wish to be considered for an award, click the “Apply for a Global Health Award” button below. You will have to complete the application by the Global Health Award Deadline for the meeting you wish to attend.

Please click here to view the Frequently Asked Questions for Global Health Awards. If you have any additional questions, please contact

Apply for a Global Health Award

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