Grants and Scholarships

Fellowship Scholarships Are Available for PAS Congress Delegates

 

PAS Congress Fellowship Scholarship Applications Now Open

The 3rd Pan American Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Congress is pleased to welcome fellows (and residents entering into a fellowship program in 2020) the opportunity to apply for a 2020 PAS Congress Fellowship Scholarship.

The 2020 PAS Congress Fellowship Scholarship program is intended to aid fellows (and soon-to-be fellows) with the cost of travel and attendance for the 2020 PAS Congress in Miami, FL, USA, February 14-16, 2020. To apply for a PAS Fellowship Scholarship, please click the button below.

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Deadline to Apply is November 11, 2019

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  Eligibility

The 2020 PAS Congress Fellowship Scholarship program is open to all current fellows and/or residents entering into a fellowship program in 2020 in the field of Movement Disorders residing within the MDS-PAS region.

Fellowship status must be confirmed in writing by the applicant’s fellowship director or training facilitator, and submitted at the time of application. Applications received without written verification of fellowship status will not be accepted.

MDS Membership is encouraged but not required to qualify for the 2020 PAS Congress Fellowship Scholarship program.

Did you know that MDS Membership is FREE for residents, fellows, and those training in healthcare or scientific research? Visit www.movementdisorders.org/MDS/Membership.htm for details.

  Fellowship Scholarship Award

The 2020 PAS Congress Fellowship Scholarship will provide awarded applicants with waived registration fees and $1,000 USD to assist with the cost of travel and participation at the 2020 PAS Congress. Please note that housing, meals and transportation are not provided.

Only one scholarship will be awarded per individual. Applicants that apply for and are awarded a 2020 PAS Congress Travel Grant award will not be eligible to receive the Fellowship Scholarship award. Details regarding the 2020 PAS Congress Travel Grant Award can be found here.

  How to Apply

To apply for a PAS Fellowship Scholarship, please click here.

Only one application per individual will be considered; multiple entries will be disregarded.

Applicants must complete the online application in full, including written verification of fellowship status at the time of application. Applications received without written verification of fellowship status will not be accepted.

Fellowship status verification letters must contain all of the following criteria:

  • Applicant’s name, title and address
  • Institution name, address
  • Fellowship program start date and anticipated program completion date
  • Director’s signature and date
     

For a fellowship verification letter template*, please click here.  

*Please note: Any form of written fellowship verification that includes the criteria listed above will be accepted; it is not required that you use this template.

The 2020 PAS Congress Fellowship Scholarship program will accept applications from October 1, 2019 – November 11, 2019. Late submissions will not be accepted.

  Application Review

Submitted 2020 PAS Congress Fellowship Scholarship applications will receive a cumulative score based on the responses provided. Fellowship verification letters will be reviewed and program directors may be contacted as needed for confirmation. The selected Fellowship Scholarship awardees will be verified by the PAS Congress Scientific Program Committee Chairs.

  Confirmation and Notification Processes

A confirmation email will be automatically sent to the email address provided in the application. This email is verification that the submission was successfully received and will be reviewed. If a confirmation email is not received within 24 hours of submission, it is likely that the application was not successfully received, and must be resubmitted.

All applicants will receive a notification email regarding the outcome of their application in early December 2019. The results of the notification are final; requests for reevaluation will not considered.

  PAS Congress Attendance is Required to Receive the Scholarship

Attendance at the 2020 PAS Congress is required for all Fellowship Scholarship recipients. Please only apply for a Fellowship Scholarship if you plan to travel to Miami, FL for the 2020 PAS Congress.

If you are awarded a Fellowship Scholarship and your attendance status for the 2020 PAS Congress changes for any reason, please contact the MDS International Secretariat at pascongress@movementdisorders.org at the earliest opportunity so we may redistribute the scholarship to another qualified candidate. Please note: the 2020 PAS Congress Fellowship Scholarship is only transferrable via the MDS International Secretariat.

 

Thank you for your interest in the 2020 PAS Congress Fellowship Scholarship program.

Please feel free to contact the MDS International Secretariat at pascongress@movementdisorders.org with any questions you may have.

 

Travel Grant Applications Are Closed

The deadline to submit a travel grant application was September 30, 2019. Late submissions will not be accepted. Application notifications will be distributed via e-mail in early November 2019.

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