Travel Fellowship Award

The Options IX for the Control of Influenza conference is pleased to announce that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will support 24 Fellows from economically disadvantaged areas to attend the Options IX conference.

Travel Fellowship Award Policy


  • Applicant must be from an economically disadvantaged area. Click Here to view list of eligible countries.
  • Applicant must currently work or study in the field of influenza and must provide documentation on their institution’s letterhead with a letter from the department head confirming their current position. If the Applicant does not provide such documentation, he/she will be disqualified from consideration. 
  • Submit a 300 word summary explaining how attendance at the Options IX conference will impact the applicant’s studies or education in the field of influenza. 
  • One application per registrant.
  • Applicants are encouraged to submit abstract to Options IX, but it is not required.
  • Submission deadline 20 May 2016.


Notifications will be sent out in the first week of July 2016.

Grant Reimbursement

  • Up to $2,000 in airfare booked through the ISIRV designated travel agent
  • (4) Nights hotel at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel (room and tax)
  • Up to $375 in meals
  • Up to $60 in ground transportation
  • Complimentary registration fee 
  • 1 year membership to ISIRV 


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