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 IAHPC Scholarship 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 starting date of the activity.
The IAHPC Scholarship Program provides support to participate in 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 or clinical placements.
In order for an applicant to receive a Scholarship, 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.
In order to apply for a scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria:
Be current IAHPC members. If you wish to apply and are not an IAHPC member, join online.
Be current members at the time of the conference, workshop, congress or event.
Preference will be given to applicants who:
Have not received grants from IAHPC in the past 3 years.
Have been IAHPC active members for two or more consecutive years.
Whose institution is an IAHPC institutional member. See list of institutional members .
Are living in the same region/continent where the event is taking place.
Are dedicated full-time to palliative care in their current work.
Graduated less than 10 years ago from university.
Have an accepted abstract for poster / oral presentation. The IAHPC will contact the Event Contact Person to verify your abstract has been accepted to present a poster or oral presentation.
Describe in their applications long term goals which lead to improvements in any or all of the following areas: service provision; education; availability of and access to medicines; and public policy.