Scholarships

Travel and Educational Scholarships

The Main EBMT annual meeting occurs each March/April in a different European country. We offer an opportunity for an individual to attend this meeting via a travel scholarship. As a committee we also offer other travel and educational opportunities for each year. We have established 3 types of travel/educational grants for our members:

  • Exchange Visit Scholarship
  • Educational Travel Scholarship
  • EBMT Conference Travel Scholarship

 

Exchange Visits

This is an opportunity for 2 members to carry out an exchange between 2 centres in different UK cities. The visit will focus on a specific area of care for patients undergoing stem cell transplantation (SCT) and help to improve communication and collaboration between UK centres. There are 2 grants available each year, each to the value of a £500 (maximum). The grants are given away only in pairs, meaning that an interested person/centre should collaborate with a nurse/allied health professional from another centre. These 2 colleagues should apply together for the scholarship. If a person cannot find an interested colleague then we can help to find a centre interested in the exchange programme. In order to qualify for one of these grants, applicants must:

  • Be a nurse/allied health professional actively involved in SCT/haematology care
  • Be a member of the EBMT (UK) NAP group and working in the UK
  • Provide a biographical data sheet
  • Give a brief description (max. 250 words) of their goals regarding the visit with specific areas of interest
  • Provide a letter of approval from their work centre which must accompany the application
  • Use the money for travel and accommodation only. The applicant must cover any costs exceeding the £500 provided.
  • Share the experience within the EBMT (UK) NAP group as an oral presentation at an EBMT (UK) NAP group meeting
  • Share the experience as an article in the latest news section of the website

The first half of the money will be given to the recipients after receiving the collaborative abstract ; the second half will be given after receiving the article for the latest news section written by at least both parties who received the scholarship.

Applications should be submitted to Lisa Hammond, secretary of the EBMT (UK) NAP before 31st December of each year (Contact through the website).

 

Educational Travel

This scholarship is awarded once a year and is to the value of £500. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a nurse/allied health professional actively involved in SCT/haematology care
  • Be a member of the EBMT (UK) NAP group and working in the UK
  • Provide a biographical data sheet
  • Give a brief description (max. 250 words) of their goals during their educational visit with specific areas of interest
  • Aim to improve clinical practice within their own unit as a direct result of the visit
  • Provide a letter of approval from their work centre which must accompany the application
  • Use the money for travel and accommodation only. The applicant must cover any costs exceeding the £500 provided.
  • Share the experience within the EBMT (UK) NAP group as an oral presentation at an EBMT (UK) NAP group meeting
  • Share the experience as an article in the latest news section of the website

The first half of the money will be given to the recipients after receiving the collaborative abstract for the meeting; the second half will be given after receiving the article for the latest news section written by at least both parties who received the scholarship.

Applications should be submitted to Lisa Hammond, secretary of the EBMT (UK) NAP before 31st December of each year (Contact through the website).

 

EBMT Conference Travel

There is 1 travel grant of £500 available each year for a nurse to attend the annual EBMT conference. The travel grant is aimed at both nurses and allied health professionals employed in the SCT setting in the UK. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a nurse/allied health professional and member of the EBMT (UK) NAP group actively involved in SCT/haematology care
  • Be working in the UK
  • Provide a biographical data sheet
  • Submit an abstract for Poster or Oral presentation of 2500 characters to main EBMT by the deadline of each year and as per the abstract criteria.
  • Provide a letter of approval from their work centre which must accompany the application
  • Use the money for travel and accommodation only. The applicant must cover any costs exceeding the £500.
  • Share the experience within the EBMT (UK) NAP group as an oral presentation at an EBMT (UK) NAP group meeting
  • Share the experience as an article in the latest news section of the website

The first half of the money will be given to the recipients after receiving the collaborative abstract for the meeting; the second half will be given after receiving the article for the latest news section written by at least both parties who received the scholarship.
Only those nurses and allied professionals who have successfully submitted an abstract to main EBMT are eligible for this grant.

Applications should be submitted to Lisa Hammond, secretary of the EBMT (UK) NAP before January 1st of each year (Contact through the website).