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To ensure a robust symposium, a limited number of scholarships are available for those who have had a paper accepted for presentation and who are from a low- or middle-income country (see eligibility requirements below). The application deadline was the 29 March 2013 at 24:59GMT. Applications are no longer being accepted.


To support the presentation of high quality research at the Private Sector in Health Symposium, especially from low- and middle-income countries.

Eligibility criteria

  • Researchers must have a presentation accepted for presentation at the Private Sector in Health Symposium
  • The researcher must be a national of and based in a low- or middle-income country (as defined by the World Bank)
  • Demonstrable need – this includes showing that the researchers is not already part of an international research consortium that might already have the resources to support their participation

Judging criteria

  • Quality of abstract submitted: All abstracts have already been judged and rated by at least three reviewers. This score will be one of the key considerations for the scholarship committee
  • Country of citizenship and residence: Although applications are welcome from middle-income countries, preference will be given to applicants from low-income countries. There will also be a preference to award scholarships to those based in the Asia-Pacific region
  • Co-funding efforts: Whether the applicant has made an effort to source other funds. Co-funded applications will be preferred
  • Employment status: Preference will be given to qualified students, but those who are currently employed are eligible

What can the scholarship cover?

We have a limited scholarship fund available. In order to cover as many as people, we are offering partial or full scholarships depending on identified need. A scholarship can provide for some or all of the following items:
  • Applicable visa fees (including postage or necessary travel to secure them)
  • Travel to/from closest international airport in country of residence
  • Air travel to/from Sydney
  • Airport transfer to hotel in Sydney
  • Accommodation and a daily subsistence stipend for three days
  • Registration fees for the Private Sector in Health Symposium*
* Please note that additional scholarships are available through iHEA to cover the costs of the World Congress.

Who is on the judging panel?

The scholarship committee has been drawn from the current scientific committee. Members will meet to score the applications based on the criteria above, and will also co-ordinate with the iHEA scholarship committee when making a final decision. The scholarship committee is comprised of:
  • Gerry Bloom, IDS, UK
  • Peter Annear, UoM, Australia
  • Kara Hanson, LSHTM, UK
  • Birger Forsberg, KI, Sweden
  • Jeff Knezovich, IDS, UK

What if I've got a question?

Please direct any questions regarding the scholarship application to: psinhealth@gmail.com