Conference Awards Guidelines

The JITMM Virtual 2021 Organizing Committee will provide Conference Awards to deserving applicants wishing to attend or present (oral or e-poster) at the conference.


Who are eligible?

  1. Early-career researchers (graduate and post-graduate level up to 8 years post-PhD)
  2. Researchers from low and middle-income countries (LMICs), as defined by World Bank
  3. Students (currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program)


Application Process

  1. Create an account
  2. Register for ‘Conference Awards’
  3. Conference Awards has 2 categories: Participant or Presenter
  4. For Participants, upload a 300-word essay on why you want to attend JITMM Virtual 2021 and why you deserve the Conference Award.
  5. For Presenters, submit an abstract through the online submission system. Presenters may select the presentation type (oral or e-poster) for their abstract. However, it is the Review Committee that will determine the presentation type of the submitted abstracts.
  6. Upload the following required document:
    • For early-career researchers- a copy of a graduation certificate or proof that you graduated with an M.Sc., Ph.D., or MD. within the last 8 years
    • For researchers from LMICs- a letter of support from your organization or institution (signed and on organizational letterhead)
    • For students- a letter from your institute to prove your student status


Selection Process

  • Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria and submit the required document
  • Awardees will be selected based on the quality and relevance of their submitted abstract
  • Selection will be carried out by the JITMM Scientific Committee


The Award

  • Waived registration for all three days of JITMM Virtual 2020



  • Application Deadline – 30 September 2021
  • Notice of Award – 15 November 2021


Responsibilities of Awardees

  • Delivery of an oral or e-poster presentation based on the submitted abstract (for Presenters)
  • Attendance of the full 3 days of JITMM Virtual 2020
  • Submission of a brief (1 page) conference report highlighting your experience attending or presenting at JITMM Virtual 2020. The submission deadline is 10 January 2021.