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2018 NTNC Travel Grant Application

Travel Grants for the 2018 National TB Conference

Deadline for Submission: Friday, March 16, 2018

The National Tuberculosis Nurse Coalition (NTNC), an affiliate of the National TB Controllers Association (NTCA), is pleased to announce the availability of travel grants to the NTNC Annual Meeting on May 21, 2018 and the 2018 National TB Conference, May 22-25, 2018 in Palm Springs, California.

Purpose: The purpose of the NTNC travel grants is to provide financial support for nurses and nursing students who are interested in TB who otherwise would not be able to attend the NTNC Annual Meeting and the 2018 National TB Conference. This opportunity could generate enthusiasm and continued interest in the field and may provide a lifetime commitment to working in public health and TB.

Eligibility for the travel grant includes the following:
  • Status as an RN, LVN, LPN, or nursing student;
  • Currently working/studying in the U.S. or one of the U.S. territories;
  • A strong interest and preferably some experience in any aspect of TB and public health;
  • Completion of the 2018 NTNC Travel Grant Application; and
  • Submission of a letter (required) from the applicant's department head or supervisor indicating: support of the nurse's participation in the conference; permission to attend; statement explaining how attending the conference will benefit the individual and the program; statement that no other funding is available for the applicant's travel. Letter may be submitted separately but is also due by Friday, March 16, 2018.
Submission of an abstract for the 2018 National TB Conference is not required.
Travel Grant Specifics:
The travel grant provides reimbursement for travel expenses to Palm Spring, California, for the NTNTC annual meeting on May 21, 2018. The dollar amount of the travel grant will be determined in February and, if awarded, that amount will be specified in the award notification. In addition to these funds, the following is included:
  • Waived registration fee for the 2018 National TB Conference – $600 benefit
  • Complimentary one-year membership in the NTCA/NTNC -- $80 benefit
  • Opportunity to network and meet TB scholars, clinicians, nurses, and program staff
Recipients will be reimbursed by check at the meeting.
Applications and letters of support are due no later than Friday, March 16, 2018. The application and letter of support should be submitted electronically using this form. The letter of support may be submitted separately by email to NTCA staff at

Applicants will be notified of their status no later than Friday, March 30, 2018.

Scoring Criteria
Applications will be scored based on the following criteria. Travel grants will be awarded based solely on their score until the available funding is utilized.
  1. Currently working in, or recent experience working in, a public health program or research project relevant to US TB control: 0-4 points
  2. Strength of application, demonstrating interest in TB and public health and how attendance will advance work: 0-6 points
  3. Strength of letter of support: 0-4 points
  4. 2018 National TB Conference Abstract Submission: 0-2 points
  5. Nursing license: 0-2 points
The total possible score ranges from 0 to 18 points.

Instructions for Completing the Application Form
The application form is on the second page of this online form. Click the Save and Continue Later link at the top of the second page to save your work on the form.

Please follow these guidelines when formatting your letter of support
  • Use one of the following file formats: png, gif, jpg, jpeg, doc, docx, xlsx, pdf, txt, or rtf.
  • Limit the size per file to 500 KB.
If you have any questions, please contact NTCA staff at