T21RS International Travel Awards

There are large territories worldwide that present highest prevalence of Down syndrome but have few researchers dedicated to this topic. We propose to provide specific support for encouraging the attendance of researchers and family associations to the meeting. In this edition we will concentrate in Latin America and China.

This program help researchers from these countries to network with leaders in the field at the largest multidisciplinary gathering of Down syndrome clinicians and researchers from all over the world. In the meeting they will learn the latest advances, earning continuing medical education and incorporating new knowledge into practice

For more information about the program contact: Dr. Pablo Caviedes (pablo.caviedes@cicef.cl) for the LatinAmerican Program and Dr. Chengbiao Wu (chw049@ucsd.edu) for the Asian Program.

T21RS International Travel Awards to favor the attendance of Down syndrome scientists working in Latin America and Asia.

  • Latin America – 1,500 €
  • Asia – 1,500 €

1.Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant must be a scientist/clinical investigator working in the field of Down syndrome. For the International Travel Awards T21RS members will be prioritized. For the Young Investigator Travel Awards, applicants must be T21RS members.
  • Applicant must be registered for T21RS. Any funded applicant has to register for the conference by the early registration deadline (March 15, 2019).
  • Applicants must be listed as presenting author on the original submission of a T21RS2019 abstract and the funded applicant must be the presenting author of the work.
  • Applicant must pay all expenses of attending the conference up front, including conference registration fee, travel, accommodations and meals. Travel Fellowship funding will be provided as a reimbursement as a check mailed to the participant approximately 6-8 weeks after the conference.

2.Eligible expenses

Eligible expenses toward travel fellowship funds include conference registration, transportation (air or land transportation from home region to conference city in economy class), hotel room, and occupancy tax. In order to receive the full-awarded amount, receipts for registration, transportation and hotel accommodations are required that equal or exceed the awarded amount. Conference registration fee is reimbursable at the early registration pricing only.


Applicants will be notified no later than May 7, 2019 of the funding status.

Funded applicants will be required to present evidence of their eligibility status to receive their funds, and must sign in with the Registration Desk to record their attendance. In all cases, funds will be mailed to funded applicants after the conference.


Application packages must be submitted in English and should include:

  1. Completed application form that includes:
    1. One-page letter of recommendation from the applicant’s advisor, if student or postdoc.
    2. Brief statement by the applicant about his/her motivation to attend the meeting and his/her interest in the Down syndrome field (no more than 500 words) and the applicant’s research and career goals.
  2. Copy of the applicant’s abstract and registration confirmation for the T21RS2019 meeting.
  3. Applicant’s CV, including education, honors/awards, publications (abstracts and manuscripts)

5. Steps for submitting an application

  1. Complete your registation. Click here –> link
  2. On the confirmation letter you will find a link for the abstract portal. Submit your abstract.
  3. Once you have submitted correctly your abstract you will receive a confirmation email, with the link to the travel awards form and further guidance.