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Valent BioSciences announces a call for applications for Travel Award to attend the 8th PAMCA Annual Conference & Exhibition up to a maximum of $ 3000 per award. The award will cover the cost of the cheapest return airfare from the applicant’s country in Africa to Rwanda and back, accommodation costs, conference registration fees, visa application fees where applicable, COVID tests, and subsistence stipend for the three-day duration of the conference. Through this award, Valent BioSciences hopes to help protect human potential by providing the future leaders of vector control with the opportunity to attend important educational and networking events.


 This Travel Award specifically targets students and young investigators with demonstrated interest in integrated mosquito management solutions. The Applicants must be registered PAMCA members with valid PAMCA membership for the current year of application. Applicants must have submitted an abstract for the 8th PAMCA Annual Conference. Applicants who did not submit an abstract but would wish to be considered for this travel award can get in touch with PAMCA directly on the email for special consideration.

 Applicants are invited from:

  • Students (bachelors, master, PhD)
  • Young investigators/early career professionals in all areas of entomology/vector control
  • The Travel Awards will only be available to the listed category of applicants from all mosquito-borne disease-endemic African countries

Application process

  • Applicant information
  • PAMCA membership: please indicate your membership ID
  • Abstract submission: please indicate whether you have submitted an abstract to the 8th
  • PAMCA Annual Conference & Exhibition, please include the abstract ID, title, and the abstract text
  • Conference travel costs: please provide an itemized cost of the conference travel (e.g., return airfare costs, accommodation, subsistence, COVID Test if needed, etc)
  • Application starts on June 14, 2022. All applications must be received by midnight of June 30, 2022, EAT. All applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Review process & Assessment Criteria

Each applicant is expected to only apply for one out of the different travel awards that PAMCA together with its funding partners have advertised for. An applicant who applies to multiple awards will be automatically disqualified.

The applications will be assessed on the following criteria:

Important dates

  • June 14, 2022 Travel Award Applications Open
  • June 30, 2022 Travel Award Applications Close
  • July 31, 2022 Notification of Travel Awards to Successful Applicants


Successful applicants will be notified of their applications by July 31, 2022, following successful review of the applications by a joint panel of PAMCA and VBC Committee. Unsuccessful applicants will be informed promptly.


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