18th International Congress of Immunology

27 november - 2 December 2023 | Cape Town, South Africa




IUIS LMIC travel grants programme was initiated to support early career scientists from African and other Low income & Low-middle income countries attending the IUIS 2023 congress.

Africa is a continent with a large burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases. It is essential that the next generation of exceptional African and other LMIC scientists are empowered with the skills and knowledge needed to address ongoing challenges and unmet needs.  In previous major IUIS congresses, the participation of African and LMIC scientists has been painfully low at <1% and driven primarily by cost. Our goal is to increase this representation to at least 10%.  We can empower this workforce that is so urgently needed by enabling the best scientists to participate and interact with world-class internationally renowned scientists. 

The recipients of the travel grant will receive up to 2,000 USD to offset the cost of registration, accommodation, and/or travel to the IUIS 2023 congress.

To be eligible for a travel grant, the applicant must reside in an African country or low/low-middle income country and be the first author of an abstract submitted to IUIS 2023 congress.

  1. Be the first author of an abstract
  2. Reside in an African country, or Low/Low-middle income country as stated in World Bank Classification


Please note, you will be able to apply for this travel grant during the abstract submission process only and only one travel grant application can be made per person! 

We are extremely grateful to the following individuals, organizations and companies who have generously support the participation of scientists from African countries, low income, and low middle income countries to participate in IUIS 2023 in Cape Town.