IAP Member Support and Recognition Awards

Call for the 15 ICP Edition

 

Awards

  • Emeritus Awards

  • Richard Merkal Memorial Fellowship

  • Helping Hand Fellowship

Emeritus Awards

The status of Emeritus member of the IAP has the goal of acknowledging the merits of long standing members that have retired and that have made significant contributions to the goals of the Association. In order to continue fulfilling this objective for the 15 ICP, the IAP launches a call for nominations according to the following guidelines.

 

Award contents

Each award will include:

  1. Free full registration for the 15 ICP

  2. Free lifelong IAP membership

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

Nominations must be written by an IAP member in good standing and should contain information on the nominees including the following points to be evaluated in order of decreasing importance:

Nominations should be sent by e-mail to the Secretary-Treasurer of the IAP (rsweeney@vet.upenn.edu), and must include a letter containing all the information necessary for evaluation of the nominee as stated above. This document shall be an attached Word or Adobe PDF file blocked for changes. The IAP Member Support for Recognition Committee will evaluate the applications in the name of the IAP and its decisions are final. 

Timetable

Deadline for nominations:               January 15, 2020.

Announcements of awards:             February 28, 2020. 

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:            January 15, 2020.

Announcements of awards:          February 28, 2020. 

Application for Richard Merkal Fellowship to attend the 15th International Colloquium on Paratuberculosis (15ICP) in Dublin, Ireland, 14th - 18th June 2020. 

  • Name:

  • Educational Qualifications:

  • Current affiliation:

    • Institution:

    • Country:

    • Group leader:

  • Publications in Paratuberculosis Research

  • Abstract of intended presentation.

  • STATEMENT OF PURPOSE (2 page limit) AND IMPORTANCE OF RESULTS TO BE PRESENTED

Applications should be sent by e-mail addressed to the Secretary-Treasurer of the IAP (rsweeney@vet.upenn.edu), and must include the completed forms provided in the call for applications as an attached Word or Adobe PDF file blocked for changes. The IAP Member Support and Recognition Committee will evaluate the applications in the name of the IAP and its decisions are final. 

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 if one has been submitted (abstract submission is not required). 

Program specifications:

Each award will include:

  1. Free full registration for the 15 ICP

  2. Free IAP membership for 2020 and 2021

  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:           January 15, 2020

Announcements of awards:         February 28, 2020

Criteria (listed in order of decreasing importance):

  1. Country of origin: Strong preference will given to applicants currently residing in countries not considered "high income" based on the website of the World Bank. Applicants originally from countries not considered "high income" but currently residing in "high income" countries will be considered only in the case that there were not enough candidates from the first category

  2. 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.

  3. 15 ICP abstract: An abstract for a presentation at the 15 ICP concerning any aspect of paratuberculosis is mandatory for applicants from countries that have already received two or more HH awards during the last 5 year period. For applicants from other countries, an abstract would be positively considered but is not mandatory.

  4. Applicant status: Applicants may or not be members of the IAP. 

  5. Young researchers are encouraged to apply and will be prioritized. Senior candidates will be considered only if there are not enough qualified junior applicants.

  6. Repeat awards: The number of times that the same person can receive an HH award is 3 in order to reach a broader range of researchers. In case of a tie, applicants that have already received an H&H award will have lower priority than those not having received any.

  7. Number of awards per country: No more than 2 awards will go to the same country while there are applicants from countries with fewer than that number of applications. 

  8. Number of awards to the same group/institution: Priority will be given to members of different groups. No more than 2 awards will go to the members of the same research group while there are applicants from other groups.
     

Application for Helping Hand Fellowship to attend the 15th International Colloquium on Paratuberculosis (15ICP) in Dublin, Ireland, 14th - 18th June 2020. 

  • 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)

  • ABSTRACT (optional)

Applications should be sent by e-mail addressed to the Secretary-Treasurer of the IAP (rsweeney@vet.upenn.edu), and must include the filled in forms provided in the call as an attached Word or Adobe pdf file blocked for changes. The IAP Member Support and Recognition Committee will evaluate the applications in the name of the IAP and its decisions are final.