PhD Student Bursaries

The IPSERA executive committee has five bursaries available primarily dedicated towards PhD Students (but not limited to). The bursaries support their attendance of the 2019 IPSERA Conference in Milan. Three bursaries cover expenses of up to €1000 per awardee, two cover expenses up to €800 per awardee. A number of criteria are considered to judge bursary applications on a need and merit basis, including:

  • Applicant without alternative funding to attend IPSERA
  • Applicant from a developing country
  • Applicant from a country under-represented at IPSERA
  • Applicant a PhD student early on in their studies
  • Applicant accepted for doctoral workshop
  • Applicant presenting paper at conference
  • Applicant has not received bursary before
  • Applicant’s paper is on an interesting and current research topic

For more detailed information on these bursaries, and applications, contact Kai Foerstl at

An additional bursary of €200 is available for students participating in the Doctoral Workshop with a topic related to the Health Care industry, the Care industry or Humanitarian Services. For more information and applications please contact Prof. Dr. Erik van Raaij:


We are proud to announce the ‘Rebecca Arkader PhD Bursary for Latin America’, sponsored by Diagma, to support PhD researchers to attend the IPSERA Annual Conference and the Doctoral Workshop. Applications for the 2019 Conference in Milan are open until 31/dec.

African Scholar Bursary

The African Scholar Bursary of €1000 was established with the generous support of Prof. Hannie Badenhorst-Weiss (Conference Host: IPSERA 2014 in Pretoria, South Africa). It is dedicated exclusively to promote and facilitate African scholars’ (with their main affiliation on the African continent) attendance of the IPSERA conference. To apply for this dedicated bursary please use the bursary application form and submit it via email to

Reduced IPSERA Conference Fee for PhD Students

Each year the local host of the IPSERA conference offers a reduced conference fee of €200 to 15 PhD students. In order to apply for a reduced fee of €200 to attend the 2019 IPSERA conference in Milan, please also use the bursary application form and submit it via email to

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