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The ICTD 2012 Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that in conjunction with a grant from the IDRC we have awarded initial scholarships to more than 50 recipients from the developing world to attend the conference in Atlanta. Over 400 applications were received and reviewed by the committee. Criteria for selection included those applicants who had a paper accepted for the conference, as well as those that proposed an open session and met one or more of the other application conditions. The scholarship recipients come from a wide variety of backgrounds including both the private sector and academia. The individuals represent 15 countries from the continents of North America, South America, Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia. Scholarship awards include various combinations of registration fee waivers, flight and accommodations. The committee is continuing to review select applicants for additional awards.

The application process has closed.

ICTD will provide a limited number of scholarships to enable people to participate in the conference who might not otherwise be able to do so. The level of support will depend on the amount of sponsorship money available. Scholarships will be of three kinds:

  • Contribution to flights, registration fee, and accommodation
  • Contribution to registration fee and accommodation
  • Free registration

Eligible candidates must fulfill at least one of the following criteria:

  • Have a paper accepted for the conference, or have submitted a workshop/panel proposal or poster/demo proposal for consideration.
  • Be from a country ranked below 100th on the latest Human Development Index.
  • Be studying for a graduate degree.
  • Be on a low income (if applying on these grounds, the most recent payslip must be attached as proof of income).

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