Travel Awards

With thanks to the generosity of Sightsavers, we are delighted to offer 25 return flights to successful applicants into Manchester Airport. The award will provide awardees a return ticket with our chosen airline only. For further details and the application form, see the below details.

Who is Eligible?

Applicants must be:

∙ Employees of NGOs or Government / Public Servants / Persons affected by NTDs 

∙ Working to control or eliminate NTDs

∙ A citizen of and working in a NTD-endemic country

∙ Able to communicate verbally in English

∙ Able to apply for a UK visa in good time (please see the visa page for more information)


Selection Criteria

Please complete the online application form. The application must include a letter from the applicant and the applicant’s employer (i.e., the NGO or the Ministry). 

The letter from the applicant should include the following information:

∙ Current title and role within the organization

∙ A statement of how the applicant would benefit from attending the conference

∙ Details of what contribution the applicant believes they can bring to the conference

∙ A plan of action that details activities the applicant will undertake to disseminate information from the proceedings of the conference to their colleagues

The letter from the applicant’s employer should include the following information:

∙ How the applicant will benefit from attending the conference

∙ Assurances that the organization will be responsible for travel costs not covered by the travel award and will provide adequate travel insurance

 Please do click here to access the Travel Award Application Form 2019.


∙ Submissions close on Wednesday 8th May 2019.

∙ The Travel Award Committee seeks to support diverse representation at the Conference. In addition to the supporting documentation above, the Committee will also consider a balance of regional, organisational and disease based representation

∙ Incomplete applications will not be considered

∙ There is no waiver of registration fees to delegates who obtain the Travel Award

∙ Decisions regarding Travel Awards are solely at the discretion of the NNN.  There is no appeal process and no details regarding Award determination or lack thereof will be given

∙ NNN reserves the right to cancel this Travel Award program and/or to not Award some or all of the Awards at its sole discretion

∙ The applicant will be committed to full engagement in the conference and will be required to provide written feedback as to the learning experience and the networking opportunities at the NNN