ViiV Healthcare UK in collaboration with the British HIV Association (BHIVA) have made provision for travel bursary awards to be made available to assist UK based healthcare professionals to attend the 26th Annual Conference of BHIVA, which is to be held in Manchester 26-29 April 2020.
Up to 30 successful applicants will be awarded with a contribution of up to £600 towards their registration, travel and accommodation for the conference. Accommodation costs (capped at £100 per night) will be covered for hotels which are rated 4 stars and below. Travel costs (capped at £120) for economy/standard fares will be covered.
20 places will be awarded to non-consultants who are provided with a contribution of £290 towards their accommodation and travel.
10 places will be awarded to non-medics (such as nurses, pharmacists and non-clinical researchers) who are provided with a contribution of £355 towards their accommodation and travel.
Manchester based BHIVA members may apply for the bursary, however accommodation support will only be provided to those who are outside a 20 mile radius of the city. Travel expenses for Manchester based colleagues will be capped at £50.
Successful applicants will be required to submit their original receipts for travel and accommodation to the conference organisers after the conference and before the deadline of Friday 15 May 2020. An Expense Form will be sent to bursary winners to enable them to claim back their expenses and to ensure that the expenses claimed are not covered through any other sources.
Applications will be reviewed and judged by a panel composed of members of the Conference Committee.
The bursary is intended for those, who do not have financial support from their hospital / trust or any other external sources.
Applications are invited from UK-based healthcare professionals, working full time in the field of HIV medicine. Applicants must be members of BHIVA 2020. Non-members can also apply if their application is accompanied by a completed BHIVA member with full payment.
If successful, winners will be required to attend the full conference (26-29 April 2020).
This educational activity is supported by ViiV Healthcare, they have no involvement in the selection of the recipients of the bursary.