Due to the COVID pandemic in 2020, conference organisers have deferred the physical on-site conference to November 2021 and there will be no travel grants issued in 2020.Funds allocated by the NDLTD Board of Directors will be held over for more travel grants in 2021.
In 2021, we will again call for candidates as follows:
Preferred candidates for travel assistance from the NDLTD will be from developing countries. Please download and fill out the application form. Also, prepare a report describing the current situation and the future plans for ETDs at your institution (no more than 1000 words, in pdf or MSWord format). Send the application form, report, along with a letter of support from your institution, to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applications will be June 30th, 2021.
The ETD2021 UAE Conference Committee will evaluate and award the scholarships in a timely manner to allow for sufficient time for the recipient to make travel plans. Recipients will be announced by July 1st, 2021.
Scholarships for delegates to attend the ETD annual symposium are an investment in ETDs worldwide. The NDLTD believes it is important that delegates from all nations have an opportunity to attend the annual conference and generally provides funding for scholarships. Final decisions about travel scholarship awards are the responsibility of the ETD2020 Conference Committee. The ETD2020 Conference Committee will ensure that travel scholarships are distributed appropriately to ensure wide representation from a range of developing countries.
To receive the travel funding, a candidate must be from a developing country, and must fill out the application form and provide a letter of support from his/her superior. At the decision of the ETD2020 Conference Committee, scholarship funds will be evenly granted to selected recipients. Scholarships will be presented to the recipients in person on the first day of the conference.
Since funding for travel scholarships is scarce and in order to ensure that as many institutions in developing countries as possible are able to benefit from attending the ETD annual symposium, the ETD2020 Conference Committee will ensure that, except in very special circumstances, the same institution does not receive a travel scholarship to more than one symposium. Requests for second time funding will be referred to the NDLTD Conference Standing Committee for review and consideration. The same guideline applies to individuals applying for second time funding whether they are at their original institutions or have moved to a new one. Information about
travel scholarship recipients (name, institution, country and sponsor) will be sent by the Chair of the ETD2020 Conference Committee to the Chair of the NDLTD Conference Standing Committee after the conference.