Travel grants for delegates to attend the ETD annual symposium are an investment  in ETDs worldwide. The NDLTD believes it is important that delegates from all  nations have an opportunity to attend the annual conference and generally provides  funding for scholarships.


To receive travel funding a candidate must be from a developing country and must  provide a letter of support from his/her superior noting that the conference is of  particular interest to the institution. Exceptionally, applicants need not be from developing countries, but must demonstrate need of financial support. The deadline for the application is May 1st, 2022. The application form is available at

Selection process

The ETD 2022 Organizing Committee will ensure that travel grants are  distributed appropriately to ensure wide representation from a range of developing  countries.

Since funding for travel grants is scarce and in order to ensure that as many  institutions in developing countries as possible are able to benefit from attending the  ETD annual symposium, the Organizing Committee will give priority to individuals applying for the first time, and will try to distribute grants equally to institutions and countries.

The applications will be informed about results of the selection process until May 22nd, 2022.

Reporting and reimbursement

At the time recipients of travel grants submit their final expense claims to the ETD 2022 Organizing Committee they are also required to submit a short (one page) report on how attendance benefited them and what action(s) they will be able to implement at their home institutions. Recipients and short report should be submitted/sent to no later than October 1st, 2022. Expense claims will be settled until October 22nd, 2022. The reports will be made available to the NDLTD board.

Important dates

  • Application deadline – May 1st, 2022
  • Selection results – May 22nd, 2022
  • Recipients and short report submission – October 1st, 2022
  • Settle of claims – October 22nd, 2022