Scholarships and Travel Grants
HTAi offers various scholarships and participation grants (former travel grants) to support individuals residing in low and middle income countries (LMICs) to further their knowledge of HTA.
The Jill Sanders Memorial Scholarship is offered in memory of Dr. Jill Sanders, former Vice President of HTAi and President and CEO of the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH). Dr. Sanders was a long-time champion of international collaboration in HTA, and was deeply committed to building HTA capacity in developing countries and to mentoring students and professionals. The Jill Sanders Memorial Scholarship program provides funding support for individuals residing in African countries to further their knowledge of HTA. The goal of the program is to increase capacity for the production and use of HTA in Africa by supporting graduate and post-graduate students or employees of HTA-related organizations in African countries to complete education programs or training in HTA for the purpose of applying their knowledge and skills in their country of origin. The program objective is to have a positive impact on HTA capacity in African countries through developing professional HTA capacity.
The HTAi Educational Scholarships program provides funding support for individuals studying or working in the healthcare field in LMICs to advance their knowledge and skills directly related to HTA. The goal of the program is to increase capacity for the production and use of HTA in LMICs by supporting graduate or post-graduate students or employees of HTA-related organizations in LMICs to complete education programs or training in HTA for the purpose of applying their knowledge and skills in their country of origin. The program objectives are to increase HTA knowledge and capacity among individuals and organizations in LMICs, while fostering long-term relationships between HTAi and LMIC organizations and individuals and enhancing the credibility and international profile of HTAi.
The HTAi Travel Grants provide support to HTA stakeholders who would otherwise not be able to attend the HTAi Annual Meeting for the purpose of presenting their work or otherwise benefiting from participation in the global HTA community. These grants are funded directly by HTAi and in some cases, are sponsored by external parties on an unconditional basis.