IAHPC believes that palliative care workers, in addition to being health care providers, may also be effective agents of change in their own countries and settings.
The goal of the Traveling Scholars program is to provide financial assistance to palliative care professionals to attend events that will enable them to improve palliative care in their settings. These should ultimately lead to better and adequate policies and/or institutional norms, increased access to palliative care as well as access to essential medicines for pain relief and palliative care.
This is an ongoing program, so there are no deadlines for applications unless stated. However, applications should be submitted to the IAHPC no later than 3 months in advance of the expected date of travel.
In order for an applicant to receive a traveling scholars, the event must be listed in the IAHPC Calendar of Events. If the event is not listed, please direct the event organizers to add the event to the calendar. Listing the event in the IAHPC calendar is free.
The Traveling Scholars program provides support to attend conferences, workshops, congresses and events that are applicable to the cultural and social economic level of the applicant’s place of work.
This program does not provide funding for tuition of formal degree programs.
The Traveling Scholars program offers funding for travel and registration ONLY. Applicants will need to secure funding from other sources to cover any additional expenses.
In order to apply for a traveling scholars grant, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Preference will be given to applicants who:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions in travel, the IAHPC is not accepting Traveling Scholars applications at this time. Please contact Genevieve Napier if you have any questions about the Traveling Scholars program.
If you have any questions about the Traveling Scholars program, please contact Ms. Genevieve Napier, IAHPC Programs Officer.