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Advocacy Organization Travel Awards



The deadline to apply for Advocacy Travel Awards has now passed.


Due to the overwhelming interest we are unfortunately not able to accept further applications.

Applicants will be notified by July 26, 2013.




In its efforts to increase links to patient advocates and advocacy organizations around the world, IASLC will offer travel awards to a limited number of patient advocates to attend and participate in the World Conference.


Applicants for the Advocacy Travel Award will be required to submit a detailed application, a summary of expected outcomes for attending, and any other supporting documentation required for review by IASLC. Organizations that have 501(c)(3) or a similar type of non-profit status, but also individuals not affiliated with an advocacy organization may apply.


Awardees will receive:


  • Free Conference registration
  • Cash Award in the amount of 1,000 AUD to help offset travel costs
  • Up to 4 nights accommodation at one of the Conference contracted hotels
  • Free IASLC Membership for 2014

Please note that if your travel costs exceed 1,000 AUD, the Conference will unfortunately not be able to provide further financial support. Any costs exceeding 1,000 AUD will be at your own expense.


Eligibility for selection in 2013 will include:


  1. The demonstration that the organization or individual has limited financial resources -- supported through IRS form 990 submission or other documentation;
  2. Compatibility between IASLC and the advocate or advocacy organizations’ missions, including the ability of IASLC to benefit from and contribute to the organization’s mission;
  3. Recent and potential future partnerships or strategic endeavors;
  4. A detailed plan and description of how information about the conference will be shared and promoted with members of the public;
  5. Priority will be given to first-time applicants and applicants who are not already receiving funding for attendance through their own or another organization; i.e. Global Lung Cancer Coalition;
  6. The individual applying must be a current member of IASLC for 2013 (visit to join);
  7. For organizations applying, you must nominate ONLY ONE individual to represent the organization; multiple applications from individuals from the same organization will not be considered. 



2013 Timeline


Award Submission



Award Submission Deadline

extended to June 24, 2013


Notification of Award Winners

July 26, 2013


Acceptance Deadline

August 30, 2013


Application Process

Please complete the online application form, answering appropriate questions, and providing details about plans for dissemination of information to the wider public.