6th Global Conference on Violence Against Women | CTICC, South Africa | 21-25 October 2019

Open Bursaries

As with previous SVRI Forums, the SVRI works hard to secure as much funding as possible to support attendance of delegates, prioritising low-and-middle income countries. Bursaries are aimed at broadening the participation of under-represented regions and under-represented groups particularly those representing key and vulnerable populations, young people, new and emerging researchers and students from LMICs to help them attend the conference.

SVRI Forum Open Bursaries are highly competitive and priority will be given to people from LMICs presenting at the SVRI Forum 2019.

Types of Open Bursaries

A limited number of open bursaries are available including bursaries that will support:

  • SVRI Forum 2019 programme: This bursary will prioritise abstract presenters from LMICs for oral and science pitch presentations.
  • SVRI Forum 2019 by attendance: This bursary is for general delegates attending the Forum. Please take note that preference will be given to delegates contributing to the SVRI Forum 2019 programme.
  • Topic specific: Donor specific funded bursaries for professionals working on a specific topic, for example, psychological violence/emotional abuse.

Who is eligible?

  • Applications from low- and middle-income countries are eligible to apply.  
  • Applicants have submitted an abstract for SVRI Forum 2019.
  • Applicants should preferably have published in grey or peer-reviewed literature, blogs, newspaper articles or articles/written pieces on social media.
  • Applicants are encouraged to become members of the SVRI.
  • Applicants have not taken part in a previous SVRI Forum “Abstract Mentoring Programme” or received an open bursary in the past to attend the SVRI Forum.

How do I apply?

  • A two-page CV (download template)
  • One support letter from the your organisation or institution where you are presently working or studying.
  • In no more than one page or 500 words, please motivate:
  • Why you should be considered for the Young Professionals Programme. Please give a short description of how attendance at the conference could build your networks; advance your career; and advance your knowledge or research in the area of violence against women, violence against children and other forms of violence driven by gender inequalities.
  • What will you do at the Forum to achieve the above?

What expenses will be covered?

A bursary may cover all or some of the following:

  • Registration fee for the conference (includes access to all sessions and exhibitions excluding pre-conference workshops);
  • Travel (pre-paid airfare at the lowest fare available, from the nearest international airport);
  • Accommodation close to the Cape Town Convention Centre;
  • Modest daily living allowance of R120 per day for the duration of the conference (22-24 October).

A partial scholarship may include any combination of the above.

How to apply:

Kindly complete the online application by 25th March 2019 11:59pm SAST. For any queries kindly contact us at svri.forums@mrc.ac.za.

Please note all applications must be made online. Applications via email will not be accepted.