Conference Participation Grants (CPG)


Notification of grant acceptance can be expected mid-August.

With support of Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, we are offering Conference Participation Grants (CPG).The International Workshop on HIV & Adolescence: challenges and solutions will be held on 6-7 October, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

What does the CPG cover?

  • Registration to the conference
  • Support for travel
  • Hotel accommodation on the conference dates. 

Please note:

  • All arrangements will be made by Virology Education, the conference secretariat
  • Applicants must be able to attend all days of the conference
  • Applicants will be responsible for all other costs associated with conference attendance

What is expected from the grant recipients?

  • Recipient must be onsite at the conference, attend all sessions and participate actively for the whole duration of the Conference.
  • Recipient will write a brief article about his/her Conference experience (approximately 500 words) for conference publicity purposes within 3 months of the end of the conference.


  • The applicant must be a Healthcare Professional
  • The applicant must be willing to share his/her experience at the Conference within his network 

  • The applicant must be eligible to obtain a visa for travel
  • The applicant must declare that she/he is able to fund all other costs beyond the grant that are involved in attending the Conference, e.g. all other hotel, travel and subsistence 
expenses NOT covered by the CPG.

Application procedures
Your application will include the following:

  • Your contact details (e.g. name and email address)
  • CV
  • Motivation letter in the form of a written statement of up to 200 words, on:
    - how attending the Conference will benefit you in a professional capacity
    - how you intend to apply the benefits that you have outlined in a practical way after the Conference
  • Recommendation letter(s) (optional)
  • Abstract(s) (optional)
  • A declaration that you agree with the terms & conditions for application

Your application must be received by  August 1 2017 (Extended deadline).

All applications will be acknowledged upon receipt.

All applications will be reviewed by an independent CPG Review Committee based on the following Grant Selection Criteria:

- Professional background
- Strategy of knowledge dissemination
- Recommendation by the Scientific and Organizing Committee of the meeting
- Quality of the Abstract (if accepted)
- Young/ Early Career Investigator

All applicants will receive notification of the application status no later than 15 August 2017 (Extended)


  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Retrospective applications will not be considered
  • Applications will be considered until the exhaustion of funds
  • Applicants will be notified of the decision by email. Successful applicants will be notified with further instructions
  • Virology Education reserves the right to make the final decision regarding all applications, which cannot be disputed


We humbly request your support in encouraging healthcare professionals to apply by forwarding this information to your colleagues.