Call for bursary applications to the 24th EFPT Forum Antwerp 2016

Dear colleagues,

Each year, the European Federation of Psychiatric Trainees provides bursaries to support the Forum attendance of participants from European countries, who would otherwise find it financially difficult to attend.

Bursaries include partial or full travel funds and accommodation expenses for a maximum of EUR 500. Bursaries may also be in the format of waiving of the delegate fee. Only one bursary is given per country in order to ensure maximum representation. Preference will be given to applicants from countries that either have not attended the forum yet or whose national organizations are in the process of becoming full members. Only European countries from World Bank Groups B, C or D are eligible to receive an EFPT travel bursary. Applicants from World Bank A countries can apply to be granted waiving of their delegate fee. You can check your country’s category here.

The travel bursary to this 24th EFPT Forum will include free accommodation at the Pulcinella Hostel (shared room) for a maximum of 2 persons from the applicant country’s delegation. All travel bursary recipients will have to make their own travel arrangements and claim the reimbursement for these expenses from the EFPT Treasurer after the Forum. The reimbursement will be possible only with the original travel tickets or invoices.

The EFPT Board of directors will decide upon allocation of the bursaries based on the applicants’ needs and how their objectives align with EFPT. This decision will be made within a fortnight from the application deadline.

The application letter must contain the name and contact details of the applicant, the country of origin, the name of the national trainee organization (if one already exists) and a short justification for the application. If there is a national trainee association in the applicant’s country, they should also include a confirmation from this association that they are the official delegate(s) from that country.

Applications should be sent to the EFPT President, Livia De Picker and EFPT Secretary General, by e-mail ( and ) by April 24th 2016.

All applicants will be informed of the receipt of the bursaries by the EFPT President immediately after the decision has been made.
Yours sincerely,

Livia De Picker
EFPT President 2015-16