Sam Harris Travel Bursaries

Sam Harris Travel Bursaries


These bursaries are administered to delegates from developing nations, in order to facilitate their attendance at the IAPD Biennial Congress. 

IAPD is proud to state that these awards were made possible thanks to the donation
to the IAPD of Dr. Samuel Harris, one of the founders of the specialty of Paediatric Dentistry and of our

Up to 3 bursaries of US$ 1000 (One Thousand Dollars) each will be available for the IAPD Biennial Congress.


Sam Harris Travel Bursaries

Prizes are Valued at: USD 1000 each


This award will be presented at the 30th IAPD Congress from 22-25 October 2025 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Please note that you can ONLY SUBMIT ONE ABSTRACT/ESSAY/PROJECT for consideration for any ONE bursary or award. If there are multiple awards or bursaries of interest to you, please choose only the most applicable one.


1. Applicants must be current members of the IAPD.

2. Applicants should upload a letter stating how the Bursary would be particularly helpful to them onto the Congress website.

3. Each application should be accompanied by a copy of a poster abstract submitted to the Congress.

4. Each application should be accompanied by short Curriculum Vitae and a letter of support from a supervisor or senior colleague.

5. Awardees shall only be eligible to receive the travel bursary once.

6. Candidates are not eligible for another prize at the Congress.

7. Bursaries are given by means of an electronic wire transfer after the congress (30th IAPD Congress from 22-25 October 2025 in Cape Town, South Africa).

8. The presence of the recipient at the Closing Ceremony (30th IAPD Congress from 22-25 October 2025 in Cape Town, South Africa) is mandatory. The Closing Ceremony will take place on Saturday evening, 25 October 2025.

9. Applications will take place on the IAPD Congress website (to be launched soon). 

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