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 conference welcomes delegates from around the world. Travel awards are primarily for attendees currently residing in low and middle income (LMIC) countries, as listed by the World Bank as “Low income”, “Lower Middle Income”, or “Upper Middle Income” in the World Bank list of economies. All students and new researchers from a LMIC are considered an under-represented group for the purpose of the award. Awards will be issued as reimbursements and are not provided in advance. Selection criteria include quality of abstract,diversity, need, and contributions to environmental epidemiology.
For U.S.-based applicants, a limited number of travel awards is available through an NIH grant for members of under-represented groups.
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.