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Dear Travel Grant Applicants:

Please note that due to an extremely high number of outstanding submissions, we are taking much longer to review grant applications than we intended. Due to this, we are delaying our announcements in order to give adequate attention to these amazing applications. We will email all applicants on Tuesday, June 14 with our final decision. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Kind regards,

Eli Pollard,

Executive Director




Travel grants to attend the WPC 2016 are available on a limited basis. While we wish we could support everyone who applies, we are limited in funding and strongly encourage applicants to be creative about how they can also raise money from local organizations, places of work, innovative fundraisers, and so on. Recipients of travel support from the WPC will still be expected to make a financial commitment as the support from WPC will not cover all expenses. 

Travel grants will be offered to three groups, (1) those who reside OUTSIDE Oregon/SW Washington, (2) to those who reside in Oregon/SW Washington region & (3) those who reside in British Columbia. 

Group 1: Via 4th World Parkinson Congress (WPC) to citizens residing outside Oregon.
Group 2: Via Parkinson's Resources of Oregon (PRO) to citizens residing in Oregon & SW Washington

Group 3: Via Parkinson Society British Columbia (PSBC) to citizens residing in British Columbia

Scholarships will support one or more of the following expenses based on need:
»registration fees,
»lodging and
»travel expenses.

A completed application must be submitted online by the relevant deadline dates below. The application process for these three groups is different, so please read the details below to ensure you meet the required deadline for YOUR application.

Note: Submission of an application does not constitute an award. Applications should NOT incur expenses until written notification of award is received.


The WPC thanks the supporters of the WPC 2016 Travel Grants program:
AbbVie Inc., Travel Portland, Edmond J. Safra Foundation, The Kenneth Aidekman Family Foundation,
Pat Davies
, Stephen McCarthy & Lucinda Parker McCarthy, 444 Parkinson's Foundation, and the many others who have made it possible for the WPC to support delegates to attend through smaller donations.


Group 1: WPC Applications for citizens residing OUTSIDE Oregon & SW WA
Applications NOW CLOSED
Friday, June 10, 2016 - Health professionals applicants notified
Monday, June 13, 2016 - People with Parkinson's & Care Partner applicants notified

NOTE: Applicants who have submitted abstracts for poster display and/or those committed to sharing their experience through thoughtful outreach plans post-WPC 2016 have an increased chance of receiving funding. 

Abstract submission CLOSED ON April 25, 2016.

Group 2: PRO Applications for citizens residing INSIDE Oregon & SW Washington
Application now closed

Key dates:
November 30, 2015 - Round 1 Application Deadline
March 31, 2016 - Round 2 Application Deadline

Support offered to the following:
» Scholarships for Research Fellows and Graduate Students
» Scholarships for Healthcare Professionals
» Scholarships for People with Parkinson's and Family Caregivers

Visit: for more details about PRO's plan to offer travel grants to local residents. Pass on the news to others!

Group 3: PSBC Applications for researchers and health professionals residing INSIDE British Columbia
Application open until Tuesday, May 31, 2016


Key dates:
May 31, 2016 - Application Deadline
June 30, 2016 - Recipients notified

Support offered to the following (click on category to start application):
>> Scholarships for Research Fellows, Graduate Students & Healthcare Professionals in British Columbia
>> Scholarships for People with Parkinson's & Care Partners - Application now closed
>> Scholarships for Support Group Facilitators - Application now closed

Visit for more details about PSBC's plan to offer scholarships to the BC Parkinson's community. Be sure to pass the news to others! 


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