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									                                                                     12th Annual Conference
                                                                      North American Region
                                  International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
                                                       Bahia Resort Hotel, San Diego, CA, USA
                                                                    February 28-March 1, 2008




      TRAVEL GRANT AWARD INFORMATION
        Deadline for receipt of application: November 15, 2007

Travel Grant Awards
The purpose of the travel grant awards is to enable individuals working in the field of TB to attend
the Annual Conference of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease-North
American Region when other funding is not available. The intent of the award is to encourage
program staff, investigators, clinicians or trainees to foster new collaborations through contacts
made at the meeting. Travel grants are available for the Annual Conference of the CA TB
Controllers Association (CTCA). For more information contact www.ctca.org.

Eligibility Criteria
 Unlikely to be able to attend the conference without the award
 Applicant from North, South or Central America, including Jamaica and the Carribean
 Persons who have not previously received a travel grant award are given priority

Application
 Complete the Travel Grant Application Form
 Submission of an abstract; OR
 Both:
           o A letter telling us the nature of your activities and how your attendance at the
              conference will benefit your work in TB control; AND
           o A letter of recommendation from your supervisor or principal investigator

Submission
 Deadline: November 15, 2007
 E-mail: tb@bc.lung.ca OR mail to Dr. Menn Biagtan, British Columbia Lung Association, 2675
  Oak Street, Vancouver, BC, V6H 2K2, Canada; Fax: 604.731.5810




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                                                                    12th Annual Conference
                                                                     North American Region
                                 International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
                                                      Bahia Resort Hotel, San Diego, CA, USA
                                                                   February 28-March 1, 2008




Travel Grant Scoring Criteria

For those with abstracts:

Elements                                                                 Points

1. Description of activities and how attendance will advance work        0-1
2. Demonstration of need, no alternative funding                         0-6
3. Works in TB Program or research project relevant to TB control        0-7
4. Lives/works in high burden country or area                            0-4
5. First time attendee/awardee                                           0-2
                                                          Total          20

* Your application will be scored by taking the average of the scores Merit and Need.

For those without abstract:

Elements                                                                 Points

1. Description of activities and how attendance will advance work        0-1
2. Support of attendance from supervisor and PI                          0-2
3. Demonstration of need, no alternative funding                         0-4
4. Work in TB program or research project relevant to TB control         0-6
5. Lives/works in high burden country or area                            0-5
6. First time attendee/awardee                                           0-2
                                                          Total          20

Notification
You will be notified of whether your application was accepted and the amount of funding awarded
by mail or E-mail by December 10, 2008.




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                                                                    12th Annual Conference
                                                                     North American Region
                                 International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
                                                      Bahia Resort Hotel, San Diego, CA, USA
                                                                   February 28-March 1, 2008




            TRAVEL GRANT APPLICATION
(Please type)

Last name: ____________________________ First name: ______________________________

Degree(s): ____________________________________________________________________

Organization/Institution: __________________________________________________________

Mailing Address: _______________________________________________________________

City: _____________________________ State/Province: _______________________________

Country: ____________________________ Zip/Postal Code: ___________________________

Phone: (    )__________________________ Fax: (          )________________________________

E-mail: _________________________________ Mobile: _______________________________

        □ with abstract
        □ without abstract

        I plan to apply for Travel Grant to attend the CTCA conference as well.
        □ Yes             □ No


Major Responsibilities:




Briefly describe your involvement in TB work:




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                                                                     12th Annual Conference
                                                                      North American Region
                                  International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
                                                       Bahia Resort Hotel, San Diego, CA, USA
                                                                    February 28-March 1, 2008




How would attendance at the IUATLD-NAR conference help your work in TB?




Do you have access to other resources to be able to attend the conference?




Travel grant award is non transferable. The award will cover the conference Registration, and
may also cover hotel accommodation, air fare (economy only) and meal allowance. Other
incidentals will be covered by you. It is highly recommended that you look for other sources of
funding to help defray some of the other costs of participating at the conference.


For additional information, contact:

Menn Biagtan, MD, MPH
Conference Secretriat
T: 604.731.5864
Mobile: 778.994.7754
F: 604.731.5810
E-mail: tb@bc.lung.ca




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