ESTSS 2023 fee-waivers and travel grant scheme

For many years, the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies have been supporting participants from low - and middle-income countries and students to attend the biannual ESTSS Conferences and build networks as well as present at the biannual ESTSS Conferences to showcase their research and work. This increases opportunities for disadvantaged individuals to participate in professional life at a European level, to gain new knowledge and disseminate it in their respective professional communities as well as share their research findings and clinical experience to the broader professional audience and thus contribute to the development of psychotraumatology.


For 2023 Belfast conference ESTSS decided to expand conference fee-waivers and travel grant scheme as follows:

  1. Through the Global Collaboration on Traumatic Stress (GC-TS): up to 2 waived meeting registrations for individuals from LMICs to attend the biannual conference of the ESTSS. One of these will be reserved for someone who wishes to present findings from one of the GC-TS projects and the other one would be open to anyone from LMICs who wishes to present at the conference, no matter if that is part of a GC-TS project or not (assuming that their abstracts are accepted through the regular peer review process)

  2. Student travel grant initiative: 10 travel grants in the amount of 500 Euros each for ESTSS student members to visit the Belfast 2023 conference. Each grant is intended rather as an encouragement than a full subsidy of travel, accommodation or conference fee. Students from financially disadvantaged countries and regions in Europe are particularly encouraged to apply for the grant.

  3. UKRAINE DELEGATES CONFERENCE FEE WAIVERS: 5 Presenting Ukraine society members are eligible for a conference fee waiver for the Biannual ESTSS conference at Belfast, June 2023 (given that their abstract was accepted through the regular peer review process), plus 500 Euros for travel expenses.

For further information about the funding available, eligibility and how to apply, please visit the ESTSS website.