UPDATE: New deadline for applicants from Europe, South America and Asia is September 20, 2013
The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) is seeking to award one more Advocacy Travel Awards to provide monetary help for a patient advocate from Europe, Asia or South America to attend the World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) Oct. 27-30, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. The awardee will receive free conference registration, up to four nights’ accommodations, a free IASLC Membership 2014 and a cash award for 1,000 AUD. We ask that you please share this information with your networks, and anyone else who may be interested.
NOTE: Applicants for the award should be a lung cancer survivors with experience speaking about lung cancer, and in sufficient health for travel to Australia. IASLC members and non-members from Europe, Asia and South America are invited to apply.
Due to a short timeframe, we need all applications of interest by September 20th, 2013 at the very latest. If you are interested, please complete the online application at:
This form is for both individuals and organizations to use for application. For more information about the awards, and to determine your eligibility for consideration, please read completely below. This award is for advocates only, and your application must demonstrate a history of working on behalf of patients and lung cancer advocacy. For information about scholarships to WCLC 2013, please visit http://wclc.iaslc.org/scientific-program/scholarships.html.
In its efforts to increase links to patient advocates and advocacy organizations around the world, IASLC will offer travel awards to a limited number of patient advocates to attend and participate in the World Conference. The number of travel awards shall be limited to a maximum of 5. Fewer than the maximum amount may be awarded, depending on the interest, qualification of the applicants, and the review process. Applicants for the Advocacy Travel Award will be required to submit a detailed application, a summary of expected outcomes for attending, and any other supporting documentation required for review by IASLC. In 2011, applications were limited to organizations that could show 501(c)(3) or similar type of non-profit status, but in 2013, individuals not affiliated with an advocacy organization may also apply.
Awardees will receive:
*Free Conference registration
*Cash Award in the amount of 1,000 AUD to help offset travel costs
*Up to 4 nights accommodation at one of the Conference contracted hotels
*Free IASLC Membership for 2014
Please note that if your travel costs exceed 1,000 AUD, the Conference will unfortunately not be able to provide further financial support. Any costs exceeding 1,000 AUD will be at your own expense.
If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.