IAP Member Support and Recognition Awards

Call for the 15 ICP Edition

 

Awards

  • Richard Merkal Memorial Fellowship

  • Helping Hand Fellowship

Richard Merkal Memorial Fellowship

The Association will provide funding for the participation of graduate students to attend each Colloquium of the Association. Selection will be based on potential for future contributions to the field and scientific merit of a submitted abstract. Funding will include air fare, lodging, general registration and a per diem per meals. All applicants must be members of the Association or sponsored by a member of the Association. The fellowships will not be open to applicants having residence in the same country in which the Colloquium is being held. 

Award contents

Each fellowship will include:

  1. Free full registration for the 15 ICP.

  2. Reimbursement for travel and lodging expenses, and a per diem for meals (Maximum reimbursement not to exceed US$2000). 

  3. Recognition at the ICP and acceptance of the abstract for an oral presentation in the appropriate session.

Time table

Deadline for applications:            October 29, 2021.

Announcements of awards:          February 1, 2022. 

Application for Richard Merkal Fellowship to attend the 15th International Colloquium on Paratuberculosis (15ICP) in Dublin, Ireland, 13th - 16th June 2022. 

  • Name:

  • Educational Qualifications:

  • Current affiliation:

    • Institution:

    • Country:

    • Group leader:

  • Publications in Paratuberculosis Research

  • Abstract of intended presentation.Abstract should be submitted through the ICP15 web portal and a copy included in the application document.

  • STATEMENT OF PURPOSE (2 page limit): Importance of the results to be presented, and the candidate’s goals for future work in the field of paratuberculosis.

Applications should be sent by e-mail addressed to the Secretary-Treasurer of the IAP (rsweeney@vet.upenn.edu).  The application must be a single Word or PDF document with the candidate’s name in the file title and shall include the completed forms with statement of purpose and a copy of the abstract.

Helping Hand Fellowships

The Association based on the availability of funds and as determined by the Governing Board, will provide funding for individuals from lower income countries to participate in each Colloquium of The Association. Selection of these individuals will be based on the economic status of the individual's country of origin, a written statement of interest in paratuberculosis, potential for future contributions to the field, and scientific merit of a submitted abstract (submission of a scientific abstract is required).  Applicants may or not be members of the IAP.

Program specifications:

Each award will include:

  1. Free full registration for the 15 ICP

  2. Free IAP membership for 2022 and 2023

  3. US$1000 stipend for travel expenses (payable at the conclusion of the 15 ICP)

  4. Recognition at the General Membership Meeting at the 15ICP

Timetable:

Deadline for applications:           October 29, 2021

Announcements of awards:         February 1, 2022

Application for Helping Hand Fellowship to attend the 15th International Colloquium on Paratuberculosis (15ICP) in Dublin, Ireland, 13th - 16th June 2022. 

  • Name:

  • Country of Origin:

  • Date of Birth:

  • Educational Qualifications:

  • Current affiliation:

    • Institution:

    • Country:

    • Group leader:

  • PhD Thesis Title (if applicable):

  • Area of Paratuberculosis Research:

  • Publications in Paratuberculosis Research:

  • STATEMENT OF PURPOSE (2 page limit): The applicant must provide a written statement (in English) explaining their interest and experience in paratuberculosis, what they know of the paratuberculosis situation in their country, and why they would like to attend the 15 ICP.

  • ABSTRACT (An abstract for a presentation at the 15 ICP concerning any aspect of paratuberculosis is required). Abstract should be submitted through the ICP15 web portal and a copy included in the application document.

Applications should be sent by e-mail addressed to the Secretary-Treasurer of the IAP (rsweeney@vet.upenn.edu). The application must be a single Word or PDF document with the candidate’s name in the file title and shall include the completed forms with statement of purpose and a copy of the abstract.