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Travel Scholarship Applications

6th International Prader-Willi Syndrome Caregivers’ Conference

Berlin, Germany, 21-23 May 2024

In order to share knowledge about Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) around the world, IPWSO is delighted to offer a limited number of travel scholarships to people who wish to attend the 6th International PWS Caregivers’ Conference but who could not do so without financial support. This scheme is sponsored by Friends of IPWSO (USA), a non-profit organisation.

The deadline for applications has now passed. Applicants will be informed of decisions mid-February.

IPWSO believes that facilitating attendance at the IPWSO Caregivers’ Conference by people working in residential settings, or hoping to establish residential settings is an important means by which knowledge and best practices can be shared. The expectation of the scholarship is that successful applicants will stimulate the development or improvement of residential services for people with PWS and build connections between residential providers that will facilitate ongoing learning and peer support.

In this round of awards, applicants may apply for up to $2,000. However, if IPWSO receives more applications for support than we are able to fund, we may to choose to award a partial contribution.

Applicants must be willing, if successful, to be publicly identified by IPWSO and Friends of IPWSO (USA) as having received a scholarship (e.g., on the IPWSO and Friends of IPWSO (USA) websites and in their annual reports).

Applicants must also be willing to prepare a brief report, which IPWSO and Friends of IPWSO may make public, on their experience at the conference within 3 months of the end of the conference.

Questions about the scholarships should be directed to nmcnairney@ipwso.org.

    Scholarships

    Depending on availability of funds, IPWSO offers scholarships to attend our conferences. Contact us to keep up to date with conferences, workshops, meetings, and scholarship grants.

    Future conferences

    Has your Association thought about hosting an IPWSO conference? In the past these have been held in the Netherlands, Norway, Italy, USA, New Zealand, Romania, Taiwan, UK, Canada, Cuba and most recently Ireland. In 2025 we are delighted to be returning to the USA.

    If your association is interested in hosting a future conference do get in touch.

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