Travel Grants

More than 40 travel grants and fellowships are available to students regularly enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs and professionals with proven financial need. All travel grant applicant must be presenting an abstract as first author. So, we recommed early submission of your abstract if you would like to be considered for grants. Priority will be given to applicants outside of the country hosting the congress (Ethiopia).

Information on grants and congress fellowships

1) United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) Developing country participants travel grants. This travel grant will provide $500 USD support for 20 developing country participants.

2) Battelle Endowment for Technology and Human Affairs (BETHA)/ The Ohio State University travel grant: This travel grant is restricted to existing BETHA service learning fellows. A total of 10 awards will be provided.


Application Deadline

Application deadline is on JULY 15, 2011. Successful applicants will be notified by July 24, 2011.


Application Instruction

Applicant must be a student or professional from developing countries (LMIC as defined by the World Bank). You must include the following in your application:

  • A letter of application (max. 400 words) stating the reasons why attending the ICOPHAI 2011 will be important for your professional development and current research project
  • An original declaration of the University in letterhead showing proof of regular attendance of a graduate or undergraduate program (if the applicant is a student)
  • A copy of the abstract(s) as submitted on the COMS online system-
  • A short CV including a list of publications

Only complete applications will be considered. Applications as attached files should be emailed to: