The Board of the PTF decided to open again the opportunity for young scientists in the developing countries to apply for a grant to attend the XIXth congress of the ISAH from September 8th - 12th, 2019 in Wroclaw, Poland. We will use the same format for the application for this financial support as used for former congresses.

Young scientist in the developing countries can apply for a support of a maximum of €400 for the congress fee and the lodging costs in a low budget accommodation, and an additional contribution in the costs for airfare with a maximum of €700.

The conditions are as follows:

  • Only young scientists of developing countries based on the list of FAO (Latin America, Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe) can opt for financial support.
  • The applicant has to be no more then 35 years of age.
  • The applicant should speak rather good English.
  • The young scientist has to present a paper with sufficient scientific quality at the congress.
  • The young scientist has no opportunity to find the required financial support by other sources.
  • Experience by publication of 2 articles in national or international journals is preferable.
  • The country representative of the ISAH in the country of origin can advice on the acceptation of the application. More then one application can be submitted, however in principal, only one will be selected per country for the grant by the Board of the PTF.
  • Country representatives and young scientists can ask for application forms by e-mail to the Prof. Tielen Foundation ( or can be downloaded below.
  • Completed Application Forms from the young scientists should be sent by e-mail together with a copy of the submitted abstract for the congress to the chairman of the PTF, Ir. Pieter Tielen ( with a cc to Prof. Martin Tielen ( )
  • Election of the applications will be carried out by the Board of the PTF in the Netherlands.

For the awarded students PTF will provide low budget shared accomodation and pay for the registration fee. Payment of other financial support will take place at the venue of the congress after handing in the registration confirmation and the travel tickets.

The PTF expect that it will be able to support about 5-10 young scientists for participation in the congress under the mentioned conditions. Applications will be processed in order of reception.

We hope that we can realise the attendance of young scientists and to contribute to the improvement in Animal Hygiene in their country and enhance the networking and exchange of scientific knowledge between scientists within our Society of Animal Hygiene.

Board of the Professor Tielen Foundation (PTF)