ISPO UK Travel Bursary

ISPO UK MS supports its members to attend the ISPO World Congress through the provision of ISPO UK Travel Bursaries.

The ISPO World Congress is a unique interactive forum where the global community of professionals involved in the care of persons in need of prosthetic, orthotic, mobility and assistive devices comes together to learn about the latest scientific and clinical advances, products, innovative technologies, designs and materials in P&O care. And it’s one of the premier platforms in the rehabilitation calendar for showcasing research and developments. Held every two years, the next ISPO World Congress will be held in Kobe, Japan from 5th to 8th October 2019.



Visit the World Congress website regularly for full information including deadline dates for submission of free paper and poster abstracts, conference registration, accommodation and travel details.

Criteria for Application for ISPO UK Travel Bursary

  • Applicants must be fully paid up members of ISPO UK MS for 2019 (and the preceding two years).
  • Applicants must have either a poster or paper accepted for the World Congress (free paper session, symposium or instructional course).
  • Successful applicants will be expected to submit a written report to ISPO UK (including images) of their experience at the World Congress, for publication in the ISPO UK e-bulletin and website.
  • Application Process

Written applications should be forwarded by email to and should include the following information:-

  • Reason for application including details of poster or paper presentation
  • Estimated costs (travel, hotel, accommodation)
  • The closing date for applications for the 2019 Word Congress is 30th June 2019.
  • All applications will be assessed by a panel comprising ISPO UK Executive Committee members.
The decision of the panel will be final.

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Download reports from bursary awardees who attended the 2017 World Congress in Cape Town, South Africa …

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