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ISPO UK MS currently offers two different types of bursary:  - Membership Bursaries and Travel Bursaries

ISPO Membership Bursaries

ISPO UK MS is keen to support interested individuals working in the field and students studying prosthetics and orthotics or carrying out research and development in this area, by awarding membership bursaries.  A total of TEN membership bursaries are available for 2017/18.
Successful applicants will receive a contribution of £55 from ISPO UK MS towards the cost of the annual membership fee for two consecutive years. Successful applicants must contribute the balance payment of £50 each year for two consecutive years, and will receive all benefits of ISPO membership including Prosthetic and Orthotic International scientific journals; full access to the ISPO International members’ only website; regular e-bulletins; and reduced delegate registration fees for both ISPO International and UK conferences.

Criteria for Application

  • Individuals working in the relevant fields of prosthetics/orthotics/ rehabilitation/ wheelchairs
  •  Individuals who have not been a member of ISPO in the last 5 years
  • Students studying, carrying our research and development in prosthetics and orthotics who have not previously been an ISPO member

Application Process

  • Applicants should provide a written statement of not more than 150 words outlining the benefits membership would offer them personally, their organisation and team including areas of interest.
  • Statements and contact details should be e mailed to:- info@ispo.org.uk
  • The closing date for applications for 2017/18 membership is 30th June 2017.

Travel Bursaries

ISPO UK MS supports its members to attend the ISPO World Conference – the world’s premier event for multidisciplinary prosthetics and orthotic care – which is held every two years. The next World Congress will be held in Kobe, Japan from 5th to 8th October 2019.

Criteria for Application

  • Applicants must be fully paid up members of ISPO UK MS for 2019 (and the preceding two years).
  • Applicants must have either a poster or paper accepted for the World Congress (free paper session, symposium or instructional course).

Application Process

Written applications should be forwarded by e-mail to info@ispo.org.uk providing the following information:-

  • Reason for application including details of poster or paper presentation
  • Estimated costs (travel, hotel, accommodation)
  • The closing date for applications for the 2019 Word Congress is 30th June 2019.

All applications will be assessed by members of the ISPO UK Executive Committee whose decision will be final.
Successful applicants will be expected to write a report on their experience at the World Congress.  The report will be published on the ISPO UK website and included in the ISPO UK E-bulletin.