2018 International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference

Travel Awards

Several travel awards are available to support attendance at the 2018 IPNC. In each case, preference will be given to attendees who have submitted abstracts. Additional travel awards may become available soon so check back for updates. The awards and eligibility criteria are as follows:


  • NEW:  GlaxoSmithKline travel awards for prescribers (10 awards up to $1000 each) applicable to registration fees and/or Asilomar Conference Grounds accommodations.

  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Awards (15 awards, up to $3,300 each for registration fees, housing, travel, and transportation to the meeting):  Awards are open to individuals from all career levels but the applicant must be from a GAVI eligible country (https://www.gavi.org/results/countries-approved-for-support/).

  • Igor Stojiljkovic Travel Scholarships (2 awards, up $1000 each for travel):  The travel scholarships are available to young investigators

To Apply:

Complete and submit the application with all required elements, as follows:

  • Submit your Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Submit a letter from your organization or supervisor confirming your employment status
  • Submit a photocopy of your current Passport/Visa page with photo ID and expiration date (this information will be deleted once all application reviews are complete)
  • Describe in a few sentences how attendance at the conference will benefit you and how you will share knowledge gained at the conference

Travel Award Recipient(s) will be:

  • Asked to forward a recent photo prior to the meeting
  • Formally recognized during the sponsored session


The completed application must be submitted to IPNC2018@chori.org with all required elements, no later than June 18, 2018 at 11:59PM North American Pacific Time.   Late applications will not be considered.



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