Scholarship

Travel Award Description

To encourage and support attendance from low-resource vector control programs including local health departments, municipal departments, and mosquito abatement districts, NACCHO will award up to fifty (50) travel scholarships based on financial and programmatic need. This travel award recognizes individuals who are developing and managing vector control programs, often without a well-established budget or staff. In terms of capacity, these organizations need improvement in one or more of the following capacities:
  1. Conducting routine surveillance for mosquitoes and ticks through standardized trapping and species identification;
  2. Making treatment decisions based on surveillance data;
  3. Capability to conduct larviciding and/or adulticiding;
  4. Engaging in routine vector control (e.g., chemical, biological, source reduction, or environmental management); and
  5. Performing pesticide resistance testing.

The award covers travel and lodging expenses to attend the 2019 Vector Summit, including airfare, ground transportation, hotel accommodations, and per diem.

Maximum Award Allocation: $1,400


Eligibility

Applicants should:

  • Be staff or managers of a local vector control organization or program;
  • Receive limited and/or irregular funding for vector control activities; and
  • Self-identify that the vector control program is missing or lacking in one of the capacities listed above.
  • Complete the application below by March 5, 2019.


Award Policies/Criteria

  • Applications are reviewed by considering the purpose/benefits for the applicant in attending the Workshop.
  • When multiple applications are deemed equal in merit, the final selection will be based on the applicant's financial need.
  • Recipients of travel awards will be asked to complete an evaluation of the Vector Summit after the event in the form of a brief survey or report.
Please fill out the form below to apply for a travel scholarship. If you do not see the form, click here.

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