Keystone Symposia Global Health Series

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Global Health Travel Awards for this meeting are funded by the Volkswagen Foundation:

One Million Genomes: From Discovery to Health (G1)
June 4 - 8, 2018
Hannover, Germany

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: Jan 9, 2018

21st Century Drug Discovery and Development for Global Health (S3)
October 17 - 20, 2018
Berlin, Germany

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: May 15, 2018

Leveraging Genomic Diversity to Promote Animal and Human Health (S5)
November 25 - 29, 2018
Kampala, Uganda

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: Jun 26, 2018

Role of the Genital Tract Microbiome in Sexual and Reproductive Health (S6)
December 11 - 15, 2018
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: Jul 10, 2018

Tuberculosis: Mechanisms, Pathogenesis and Treatment (A3)
January 17 - 21, 2019
Banff, Alberta, Canada

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: Aug 14, 2018

HIV Vaccines (X7)
March 24 - 28, 2019
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: Oct 23, 2018

Functional Cures and the Eradication of HIV (X8)
March 24 - 28, 2019
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: Oct 23, 2018

Positive-Strand RNA Viruses (E2)
June 9 - 13, 2019
Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: Jan 8, 2019

Keystone Symposia encourages all eligible applicants to apply for these valuable awards. The award will cover conference related expenses to include: meeting registration, lodging, airfare and ground transportation from host airport to the resort. Awardees should be prepared for any unexpected costs of travel that may arise, such as those associated with flight changes, visa application fees, etc. The awardee accepts responsibility for such costs.

Scientists and clinicians from affected countries are valued and crucial colleagues in our mission to advance the life sciences and accelerate discoveries that benefit society.

Global Health Travel Awards are to assist attendance of scientists, physicians, fellows, or students from countries where the meeting topic health problems are indigenous. The purpose of providing travel awards is to add to the diversity of experiences represented by participants at each meeting.

  • The amount of the awards will vary, depending on where awardees are coming from and the extent of their need.
  • Awards will be based on review of application content by the CEO and CSO of Keystone Symposia.
  • The number of awards is contingent on funding received for this program.

Main criteria for selection are as follows:

  • Applicant is residing in, or ultimately returning to a nation affected by the disease that is the focus of the meeting. Emphasis is placed on those from low and middle income nations.
  • The application includes clear indication that the applicant's participation will have a broad impact on the applicant and his or her institution, e.g. initiation of new collaborations, teaching, etc.
  • The application includes a clear indication that the applicant is both working in the area covered by the meeting and making a clinically or scientifically significant contribution to the area.
  • Consideration is also given to diversity with regard to institutions and countries of origin.


To be eligible for a Global Health Travel Award, you must:

  • Originate from a nation affected by the health problem of the meeting topic (see the list of meetings). Preference will be given to individuals traveling from and returning to affected nations, or individuals currently studying in one country, but planning to return to work in an affected nation.
  • Per the terms of this award, employees of the National Institutes of Health are not eligible.
  • Per the terms of this award, an applicant is eligible to receive one award per meeting year (July 1st - June 30th).

Application Process

Click here to begin the application process.