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PQI Announces – HDR Awards to WPC2019 – Kyoto, Japan

The Management Committee of Parkinson’s Queensland Inc (PQI) has committed to providing Travel / Study Awards of up to $3,000 each, including taxes, to assist Queensland based Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students attend the 5th World Parkinson’s Congress to be held in Kyoto, Japan from 4-7 June 2019. The final number of Awards to be made will be determined by Parkinson’s Queensland Inc.

More than 3,000 people from 60+ countries are expected to attend WPC 2019. Delegates will include those who are dedicated to understanding, researching, treating, and curing Parkinson’s disease (PD), including those who are living with the condition.

Applicants will undoubtedly be very aware how seriously the issue of Parkinson’s Related Research is to our members and, indeed, all people affected by Parkinson’s whether they be diagnosed, family, Carers, friends, nurses, healthcare professionals, allied health professionals or colleagues.

Parkinson’s Queensland Inc. (PQI) believes in the importance of supporting where possible those HDR students who are actively engaged in this vital area of research. It is why PQI has introduced its Conference Travel Support program to assist in reinforcing the importance of the role of researchers within the Parkinson’s community.

PQI is keen to enable Awardees to become exposed to the leaders of global research into all aspects of Parkinson’s Disease in both a formal and social environment. WPC 2019 will be a life impacting experience.

We have been excited by the level of response to date and are encouraged by that. However, while our form is very clear on the support priorities some  prospective applicants have asked about the application of funding. Our view is that we wish to encourage HDR’s to attend this very important educational opportunity. As such we have tried not to be too prescriptive but suggest that priority within individual application preparation be:

  1. WPC Conference Registration Fee
  2. Travel

The form link that follows has been prepared in WORD format to enable applicants to include their information and then forward it for consideration as described.

190211 Travel Study Award – HDR – APPLICATION FORM

Please read the application form carefully.

Please keep in mind the CLOSING DATE for acceptance of applications is 15 MARCH 2019.

Good luck to all.

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