AORTIC 2023 Bursaries

The African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer is pleased to offer a limited number of bursaries for its AORTIC 2023 conference.

Late applications are open. Late applications must be submitted by 19 July 2023 and will be assessed by the AORTIC 2023 Bursary Committee.

Bursaries to attend the conference will take the form of discounted or waived registration fees and no cash will be disbursed. Travel and accommodation expenses (e.g. flights, accommodation, meals outside of the conference, visas, travel insurance, inoculations, etc.) remain the responsibility of the bursary recipient.

The amount of financial support that can be awarded is dependent upon the success of the conference fundraising efforts. Applicants are welcome and encouraged to apply for funding from other institutions, but please note that applicants are only eligible for one AORTIC bursary related to conference attendance, whether support is directly from the conference or from another of AORTIC’s programmes.


Preference will be given to:

  • Programme participants (including authors of accepted oral or poster abstracts)
  • AORTIC members based in Africa.

The bursaries are intended to support individuals who would not otherwise be able to meet the registration fee required to attend the conference.


The award of a bursary will be conditional upon the recipient:

  • Registering for the conference by 14 July 2023
  • Demonstrating that they can meet all the travel and accommodation costs associated with attending the conference
  • Attending the full conference and participating in the programme (session facilitator, invited speaker, or presenting an oral or poster abstract)

Application process

Applicants will need to complete an application form which is available on this page by clicking on “Submit bursary”.

On the form you will need to give a 300-word motivation. This motivation should give a detailed explanation of :

  • Why you wish to attend AORTIC 2023
  • The contribution that you believe your attendance will make to the conference and to your affiliated institution
  • Why you require financial assistance to attend the conference.

The closing date for late applications is 19 July 2023.

The AORTIC Bursary Committee will review the applications and determine the successful recipients. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by email on 30 June 2023. If you have not received notification by 30 June 2023, please contact the Conference Organiser at