Monday, 7 December 2015


IPWSO 2016 Conference Scholarship Scheme

In order to share knowledge about Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) around the world IPWSO is delighted to offer a small number of scholarships to people who wish to attend the 2016 International Prader-Willi Syndrome Organisation (IPWSO) conference to be hosted by the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research Canada in Toronto from July 20th - 24th.
The grant will cover economy airfare to Toronto and registration fees.  Applicants should be able to cover their own accommodation costs.

The expectation of the scheme is that successful applicants will use the knowledge they gain at the conference to effect improvements for people with PWS in their countries.

All applicants must be willing, if they are successful, to be publicly identified by IPWSO as having received a scholarship (e.g. on the IPWSO website and in its annual report).

All applicants must also be willing to prepare a brief report (which IPWSO may make public) on their experience at the conference within 6 months of the end of the conference.

Only one scholarship will be awarded per country.

Priority will be given to applicants who have a track record of supporting people with PWS in their countries and demonstrate a willingness to continue to support others. Priority will also be given to candidates who come from countries in which large PWS conferences do not currently take place.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 31 January 2016.  All applications will be considered and voted on by the IPWSO Board whose decision will be final.  No correspondence will be entered into.

Successful applicants will be informed by 19 February 2016.

To apply please provide the information requested on the form on our website.

All applications must be in English.