Scientific Awards

These Awards are designed to help with the costs of attending the IRTA 2021 Congress in Auckland and online. If you are a trainee, Allied Health Professional or resident of an emerging economy country, check the below criteria and APPLY!

To be eligible for a scientific award, an individual must:

  1. Be the presenting author of at least one abstract (poster or oral presentation)
  2. Register for, and attend, the Congress, either in person or online
  3. Be either a trainee, Allied Health Professional or resident of an emerging economy country (see below for the emerging economy countries list)
  4. Trainees must be within two (2) years of completion of their training and/or fellowship
  5. Emerging economy applicants must provide proof of residency
  6. Be a financial member of the IRTA. If an applicant is not a member, a membership application must be completed on the IRTA website, http://www.tts.org/irta-join and accepted in order for the award application to be reviewed and considered. The membership application must be made prior to applying for the award
  7. Trainee applicants must submit a supporting letter as a part of the award application. This letter must be signed by the applicant’s Training Programme Director to verify the applicant’s trainee status
  8. Attend the designated award presentation session scheduled during the Congress

Process for making the awards:

  1. Awardees will be selected from the pool of eligible applicants based upon the abstract’s top score, as determined by IRTA
  2. Every effort will be made to ensure a good geographical spread of awards across IRTA member countries
  3. A maximum of 5 awards will be provided
  4. Final selection of recipients will be approved by IRTA Council
  5. Awards will cover the equivalent of early bird registration to the Congress and will be reimbursed after the Congress (as below)

Emerging economy countries list

Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Angola
Argentina
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bangladesh
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Botswana
Brazil
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Colombia
Comoros
Congo
Congo, Democratic Republic of
Costa Rica
Cote D’Ivoire
Cuba
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic

East Timor
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Fiji
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Grenada
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
India
Indonesia
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Iraq
Jamaica
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Kosovo
Kyrgyzstan
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Lesotho
Liberia

Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Maldives
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mexico
Micronesia, Federated States of
Moldova, Republic of
Mongolia
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nepal
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Pakistan
Palau
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
People’s Republic of China
Peru
Philippines
Romania
Rwanda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Serbia
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
Somalia
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Sudan, South
Suriname
Swaziland
Syrian Arab Republic
Tajikistan
Tanzania, United Republic of
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkmenistan
Uganda
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Viet Nam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe