travel

Travel Grants

APFED will award 20 travel grants of up to $1,000 which may be applied to travel expenses (e.g., hotel, transportation, mileage, meal, and/or childcare costs) up to $1,000 (USD) to attend APFED’s EOS Connection Patient Education Conference onsite July 11-13, 2024, at the Bethesdan Hotel in Bethesda, MD. Recipients will also have conference registration fees waived for immediate family.

Please review the qualifications and requirements for the travel grants.

 

Who can apply

Patients and caregivers may apply for any remaining grant. Medical students may apply starting June 1. Preference will be given to first-time EOS Connection attendees and those who have not received an APFED conference travel grant within the past 5 years.

 

Applicant requirements and qualifications

  • The applicant’s and/or applicant’s family member must be diagnosed with an eosinophilic disorder and provide a letter from a physician documenting the diagnosis.
  • An application must be completed (application is below).
  • Applicant must not have a separate and/or different grant that covers the same expenses covered by this application.
  • Brief description of why the applicant wants to attend the conference.
  • Projected expenses for transportation (e.g., airfare, number of miles to drive, hotel, and meals). Note: Meal reimbursement will not exceed $40 per day.
  • Recipients must complete a survey following the conference regarding the program

 

Award approval and announcement

  • Applications for those who qualify will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Award notification will be sent by email.

 

Award payments

  • No money or reimbursements will be awarded in advance of the conference.
  • Requests for expense reimbursement may be made at the conference and up to 30 days after the conference ends. Any requests for reimbursement that are received by APFED more than 30 days following the conference conclusion will not be considered.
  • To receive payment, the recipient should download and complete the Award Distribution Form and bring a completed copy along with receipts to the conference. Additional copies of the reimbursement form will be available onsite. Forms and receipts will be accepted at our onsite Gift Store at the event and checks will be distributed accordingly.
  • Supporting documentation may include copies of airfare, rail, public transportation, and hotel-validated receipts, and record of mileage. Meal per diems are calculated at $40.
  • For mileage, record the travel mileage to and from your home and the conference location. Mileage consideration is based on $0.67 per mile.
  • Conference registration fees will be waived for immediate family. Upon notification of receiving a travel grant, instructions will be provided on how to register utilizing waived fees. If family has already registered, the registration fees will be refunded.

 

Apply for Travel Grant to Attend EOS Connection 2024

If supporting documentation is not available electronically, it must be mailed to the following address and it must arrive before travel grant dispursement:

APFED
Attention: APFED Conference Travel Grant
PO Box 29545
Atlanta, GA 30359

Questions? Email conference@apfed.org.

Join us July 11-13 in Washington, DC or online for EOS Connection 2024!

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