Travel Grants

Applications must be submitted through the abstract portal.

The application deadline is 14 March 2022 and NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED

Applications should contain the following documents:

  1. Short (max. 150 words) motivation for the financial assistance application, including a summary of current research, financial need and how attending the International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference will benefit the applicant’s future academic career. This document needs to show that all criteria listed below are met.
  2. Copy of front page of passport.

An applicant can apply for IPNC Financial Assistance and / or a travel grant if they meet the required criteria.

Kindly note, you will need to upload the above-mentioned document (MS Word or PDF files will be accepted).

Who will qualify?
Scientists, clinicians and researchers from low-income countries, who are working in the field are eligible to apply. Only participants who have a poster or oral presentation accepted will be considered.

What will a travel grant cover?
The amount of the financial assistance will be determined by the Financial Assistance Committee, subject to availability of funds and will be awarded on merit.

Travel grant criteria:
Travel Grants are subject to the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be 35 years and younger, or qualified within the last 10 years
  • Applicant must be from an LMIC country
  • Applicant must have first authorship of a submitted abstract that is included in the official IPNC 2022 conference programme
  • Quality of research will be considered

For any queries on Bursary / Travel Grant Applications please contact Carolyn Melnick

Tel: +27 (0)11 463 5085

PLEASE NOTE: An applicant can only receive one financial award and all applicants will be notified before the 1st May 2022.


After careful consideration, and a keen interest for an in-person meeting in South Africa, it is with regret that we are forced to postpone this meeting yet again. Current COVID-19 regulations in South Africa regarding mass gatherings prohibit the hosting of an in-person meeting at this time.

  • New dates for IPNC South Africa are 9-14 October 2022.
  • Abstracts may remain in the system or be withdrawn.
  • Please communicate with Scatterlings regarding hotel booking refunds or rollover of bookings to 2022, or if you have any other queries.
  • The Boston IPNC meeting will proceed as planned (from 23-30 September 2023 at the Boston Park Plaza, Massachusetts, USA).
  • We will work together with Boston to plan a complementary scientific program for both meetings.
  • We apologise for any inconvenience – please bear with us as we navigate through these uncertain times.