Travel Grant for National Meetings

Travel Grant for National Meetings

VHF is pleased to offer travel grants to attend national meetings. National meetings enable our community to come together and exchange information on a wide variety of topics, from the basics of diagnosis to the most relevant developments in treatment and technology. 

If applying for a travel grant for a national meeting typical award amounts depend on the availability of travel scholarships offered by the national organization. See below to learn more and contact VHF at 804-740-8643 or info@vahemophilia.org if you have any questions. 

Meeting: National Bleeding Disorders Foundation (NBDF) Washington Days

NBDF’s Washington Days is an opportunity for people affected by inherited blood disorders to advocate for issues that are important to them. We are looking forward to gather together in person with hundreds of volunteer advocates from across the United States to meet with legislators and staff to discuss issues important to our community such as federal funding for bleeding disorder programs and supporting policies that increase affordability of coverage, and access to care.

VHF is pleased to offer travel grants to attend national meetings and this past year we were able to assist Pat DeRatto with her trip to Washinton Days. » Go here to read more about her experience.

Meeting Dates: March 6-8, 2024

Meeting Location: Washington DC

VHF travel grant deadline: 11:59 pm, Friday, January 5, 2024

VHF’s Terry Lamb Enrichment Scholarship awards can be used to cover costs for national meetings. Award amounts may vary but are typically in the range of $250 – $500 per person (not to exceed $2,000 per family). You will be responsible for meals and other incidentals. 

How to Apply: Applications can be completed using our online application form or you can download the paper application form and email the application to info@vahemophilia.org.

» Go here to fill out the application online via Google Forms

» Go here to fill out the application online via PDF Forms

» Go here to download PDF application

Meeting: Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA) Symposium

This beloved family event has become known as a national “family reunion” for the bleeding disorders community, allowing community members, their families and caregivers to come together for camaraderie and education. » Go here to learn more about HFA Symposium.

When: April 11-14, 2024

Where: Indianapolis, IN

VHF travel grant deadline: 11:59 pm, Friday, January 5, 2024

VHF’s Terry Lamb Enrichment Scholarship awards can be used to cover costs for national meetings. Award amounts may vary but are typically in the range of $250 – $500 per person (not to exceed $2,000 per family). You will be responsible for meals and other incidentals. 

How to Apply: Applications can be completed using our online application form or you can download the paper application form and email the application to info@vahemophilia.org.

» Go here to fill out the application online via Google Forms

» Go here to fill out the application online via PDF Forms

» Go here to download PDF application

Meeting: National Bleeding Disorders Foundation (NBDF) Bleeding Disorders Conference (BDC)

NBDF’s BDC features educational sessions, industry symposia, networking and social events, and exhibits. A lineup of dynamic speakers who provide essential information and insights on the evolving landscape in this exciting new era of treatment for hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, and rare bleeding disorders. » Go here to learn more about NBDF BDC

Meeting Dates: September 12-14, 2024

Meeting Location: Atlanta, GA

VHF travel grant deadline: 11:59 pm, Monday, June 3, 2024

VHF’s Terry Lamb Enrichment Scholarship awards can be used to cover costs for national meetings. Award amounts may vary but are typically in the range of $250 – $500 per person (not to exceed $2,000 per family). You will be responsible for meals and other incidentals. 

How to Apply: Applications can be completed using our online application form or you can download the paper application form and email the application to info@vahemophilia.org.

» Go here to fill out the application online via Google Forms

» Go here to fill out the application online via PDF Forms

» Go here to download PDF application

VHF travel grant eligibility: These scholarships were designed for individuals living with an inherited bleeding disorder and their immediate family and/or household members. Applicants must have participated in VHF activities and live in the territorial jurisdiction of VHF; which include the Commonwealth of Virginia, with exception of the following: The cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Herndon, Manassas, Manassas Park, and Vienna and the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudon, Prince William and Stafford

VHF travel grant guidelines: Scholarship recipients will be determined through a review process conducted by volunteers on the VHF Scholarship Committee. Scholarships are limited to funding availability and priority/special consideration is given to: First time applicants and those individuals not previously funded by VHF, Individuals diagnosed with an inherited bleeding disorder, Individuals who have volunteered and/or are an active participant of VHF, Those individuals who are clearly able to communicate a need and would benefit from participating in such a program, Applicant’s intention to make effective use of the program (write an article for the newsletter or speak about the experience at an upcoming VHF event).

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