Support Students and Delegates from LMIC Countries
Our goal is to host an inclusive meeting that is welcoming to students and attendees from developing and low and middle income countries. We ask all attendees with the financial means to please help us to achieve this goal by contributing to the ISEE 2020 student and developing countries fund when you register for the meeting online.
The ISEE 2020 Annual Meeting will be inclusive to delegates from around the world. To facilitate the participation of all those interested, ISEE is offering two categories of travel awards: (i) an award for students, new researchers, and established researchers currently residing in developing countries and (ii) an award for students and new researchers residing in developed countries. Countries classified as developing countries for this purpose are those whose economies are listed as “Low income”, “Lower Middle Income”, or “Upper Middle Income” in the World Bank list of economies. All other countries are considered developed countries.
Applicants will be scored based on:
- financial need (i.e., need of a travel award to participate in the conference)
- commitment to the field of environmental epidemiology (e.g., trained in this field and pursued or plan to pursue a career in this field)
- engagement or likelihood of future engagement in ISEE (i.e., history of or interest in attending conferences, participating in committees, and serving in leadership roles), and
- the importance of attending this year’s conference for their career trajectory in environmental epidemiology (i.e., in active search for environmental epidemiology jobs or collaborations in the field).
The more thoughtful the applicants are about the benefits of attending, the higher their score will be. When all else is equal, preference will be given to students and new researchers. Awards will be issued as reimbursements and not provided in advance.
The application deadline has passed and is now closed.
Travel and Health Insurance
It is strongly recommended that participants take out insurance to cover loss (including registration fees) incurred in case of cancellation, medical expenses and damage to or loss of personal effects. The organizers of the ISEE2020 Conference will not be responsible for any medical costs incurred by participants. George Washington University and the Local Host Committee will not accept liability for personal injuries or for loss or damage to property belonging to congress participants, either during or as a result of the congress.
Travel Visas to the United States
Citizens in participating countries may travel to the United States for short visits for temporary business without a visa through the Visa Waiver Program. However, travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program requires Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval. A list of participating countries and instructions may be found here.
Citizens of non-participating foreign countries who wish to enter the United States must first obtain a visitor visa. A complete list of requirements for obtaining a visa can be found here.
Obtaining a visa can be a time-consuming process. To avoid complications with travel to the meeting, begin planning your trip at least four months prior to your departure.
Please note that we can only provide you with an invitation letter for the ISEE 2020 conference after we have received your registration and payment. After the payment you will receive a link for the Letter of Invitation in the confirmation email. If you did not receive this link, please contact the ISEE2020 meeting secretariat.