Guidance Notes for Applicants


The IFOMPT 2020 Committee have been allocated funds by the Melbourne Convention Bureau to award Bursaries for attendance at the IFOMPT 2020 Conference in Melbourne 6 – 8 October 2020.


The purpose of the award is to make a financial payment to the awardees which will help towards the costs of attending at IFOMPT 2020 Conference so that current research and clinical information regarding orthopaedic manual therapy can be disseminated to physiotherapists in countries which are not current members of IFOMPT.

Number of Awards

A total of $10,000 is available for allocation and will be divided between 10 recipients, each receiving a maximum of $1000.


Applications will be considered only from individuals based in Countries who are NOT Member Organisations of IFOMPT. Applicants from countries who are RIG’s will be considered. Please see the IFOMPT website for a list of member countries.

Only applicants who have not received other funding for IFOMPT 2020 will be considered.

Applicants can only submit one application.

Method of Application

Applications should be made on the relevant application form which can be downloaded here.

The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 3 April 2020Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

All applications must be submitted by email to

Method of Selection

IFOMPT 2020 Conference Committee will form a selection committee to review the applications.

The selection process will be based on assessment criteria agreed by IFOMPT 2020 Conference Committee and its decisions are final.

Conditions of the Award

The award will be paid retrospectively once the applicant has attended the conference. However, consideration will be given if this would prevent attendance and each case will be looked at individually.

In the event of cancellation by either the Conference organisers or the recipient of the award, the full award will be refunded to the IFOMPT 2020 Conference Committee.

Criteria for selection of award

IFOMPT 2020 Committee have set criteria for the awards. The main focus of this will be how you plan to take the knowledge gained back to your country and disseminate to your colleagues.

Notification of Award

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by 30 April 2020