Travel Grants for National Meetings

Travel Grants 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 travel assistance 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. 

HFA Symposium Scholarship: VHF Terry Lamb Enrichment Scholarship awards can be used to cover travel costs for the HFA Symposium. Typical award amounts are in the range of $250 – $500 per person (not to exceed $1,000 per family).

NHF Bleeding Disorders Conference Scholarship: VHF Terry Lamb Enrichment Scholarship awards can be used to cover travel costs (airfare/mileage/train or bus ticket), hotel accommodations, and meeting registration fees for the NHF Bleeding Disorders Conference. Not to exceed a total of $2,000 per family. You will be responsible for all meals and other incidentals.

Meeting: National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) Washington Days

NHF’s Washington Days is an opportunity for people affected by inherited blood disorders to advocate for issues that are important to them. In 2021, Washington Days had more than 400 volunteer advocates from 44 states that met with legislators and staff to discuss federal funding for bleeding disorder programs and support policies that increase affordability of coverage and access to care.

Washington Days 2022 will be an entirely virtual experience. NHF is closely monitoring various legislative and policy opportunities as they prepare for their event in March. The issues and priorities for Washington Days 2022 will be announced soon. » Go here to learn more

When: March 1 – 2, 2022

Where: Virtual

Deadline for 2022 has passed, check back here in early 2023 for next year’s 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. HFA is excited to host their first in-person Symposium since 2019. They know everyone is not comfortable traveling just yet so some sessions, such as the keynote presentations, will have an online component. » Go here to learn more

When: April 20-23, 2022

Where: San Antonio, TX (with virtual options)

Deadline for 2022 has passed, check back here in early 2023 for next year’s application.


HFA Symposium Scholarship: VHF Terry Lamb Enrichment Scholarship awards can be used to cover travel costs for the HFA Symposium. Typical award amounts are in the range of $250 – $500 per person (not to exceed $1,000 per family). 

HFA offers a scholarship that will cover the cost of your hotel room stay (one (1) hotel room for up to four (4) nights). To apply, you must first register for the HFA Symposium and then a link to the scholarship information will be found in your confirmation email. Scholarships are based on financial need and first-time attendees of Symposium will be given priority. Previous attendees of Symposium will be considered dependent upon space and availability. The HFA scholarship is on a first come, first-serve basis so apply soon. For more information about the HFA Symposium scholarship go here.

Meeting: National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) Bleeding Disorders Conference 

NHF’s BDC features educational sessions, poster abstract presentations, 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. To end the conference, the NHF Awards Ceremony recognizes outstanding leaders of the bleeding disorders community whose achievements and contributions have helped transform treatment and care. » Go here to learn more

When: August 25-27, 2022

Where: Houston, TX (For those that cannot join NHF in Houston, they will also be offering a virtual component.)

Deadline for 2022 has passed, check back here in early 2023 for next year’s application.


NHF Bleeding Disorders Conference Scholarship: VHF Terry Lamb Enrichment Scholarship awards can be used to cover travel costs (airfare/mileage/train or bus ticket), hotel accommodations, and meeting registration fees for the NHF Bleeding Disorders Conference. Not to exceed a total of $2,000 per family. You will be responsible for all meals and other incidentals. Application Deadline: 11:59 pm (EST), Tuesday, March 15, 2022

NHF offers Connections for Learning, Inhibitor, and Ultra-Rare Bleeding Disorders Travel Grants. Go here to learn more about NHF Bleeding Disorders Conference travel grants.

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