Congratulations to the following DCDS award recipients:
Goverdhan Das Mogli
Kundan Raj Satyal
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Application Deadline - September 28, 2012 - *** CLOSED ***
**** Applications for Developing Country Delegate Sponsorships are no longer accepted. ****
Notification of Acceptance - November 30, 2012
Candidates who have been selected and awarded Developing Country Delegate Sponsorship will be notified by November 30, 2012.
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A limited number of sponsorships will be awarded and funding will come from different sponsoring companies.
Sponsorship awards (valued at $1,500 CDN) include:
- Full 3-day complimentary conference registration
- Social evening event ticket
- $500 cash stipend
- Offer of reasonable housing option at a nearby University residence (approximately $70/night;
Note: housing expense is the delegate's responsibility and not covered by IFHIMA or DCDS program)
The selection of candidates will be based on the following criteria:
Are you an individual member of IFHIMA or is your country an IFHIMA National Member?
You must be either an individual member of IFHIMA or your country must be a national member of IFHIMA.
Will you submit an abstract?
Preference will be given to a candidate who will submit an abstract for either oral or poster presentation.
Do you reside in a developing country?
Preference will be given to a candidate originating from a developing country (see list from WHO).
Foreign nationals wishing to come to Canada as temporary residents must show that they will respect the conditions that apply to temporary residents. One of these conditions is that they will leave voluntarily at the end of the visit. Individuals who apply to come to Canada as temporary residents must satisfy the visa officer that they:
- are in good health (in some cases, a medical examination may be required);
- have not committed a crime;
- do not pose a threat to Canada’s security;
- have a valid passport or travel document;
- have enough money to support themselves and their family members while in Canada;
- will leave Canada voluntarily at the end of their authorized stay; and
- meet all other requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
Visa officers also take into account invitations from hosts in Canada. While the invitation helps in assessing the purpose of the visit, it is only one of many factors that must be taken into consideration. The visa officer is required to assess the applicant’s intentions, rather than those of the host in Canada.
How to Apply
**** CLOSED: Applications for Developing Country Delegate Sponsorships are no longer accepted. ****
To apply for a Developing Country Sponsorship, please complete the Application Form and attach the following documents by email to the IFHIMA 2013 Congress Secretariat at: firstname.lastname@example.org, on or before September 28, 2012:
A curriculum vitae (resumé); please specify the reasons why you require sponsorship and your strong interest in attending the IFHIMA 2013 Congress in Point #4 of the Application Form.
A letter of support on official letterhead must be sent directly from your work organization/employer to the IFHIMA 2013 Congress Secretariat by fax to 1-514-227-5083.
Candidates who have been selected and awarded Developing Country Delegate Sponsorship will be notified by November 30, 2012. Visa invitation letters will be issued upon request at that point in time.