Cleft 2022 is offering 10 Bursaries, up to £1500.00 to cover travel, accommodation and registration to attend Cleft 2022 for delegates from low/middle income countries.

Bursaries are available to individuals from low and lower-middle income economies as specified by the World Bank using their measure of Gross National Income (GNI) as of June 2021.

Applicants must be committed to attending and also reaffirm this commitment on hearing if they have been accepted for a bursary.

Other important criteria that will be considered by the bursary committee to help prioritise applications:

The applicant has submitted, or is included as a co-author in, an accepted abstract for a poster, oral presentation or workshop

The applicant is a

  • matriculated student
  • early career researcher i.e. up to 10 years following a postgraduate degree
  • an early career professional (i.e. up to 10 years into professional career)

Please note that these criteria do not preclude more senior and established investigators from making a case for a bursary, but the case will need to be stronger.

Low income countries

Burkina FasoKorea, Dem. People’s Rep  South Sudan
Central African RepublicMadagascarSyrian Arab Republic
Congo, Dem. RepMaliUganda
EritreaMozambiqueYemen, Rep.
Gambia, TheRwanda 
GuineaSierra Leone 

Low middle income countries

BangladeshIndonesiaSão Tomé and Principe
BelizeIran, Islamic RepSenegal
BeninKenyaSolomon Islands  
BhutanKiribatiSri Lanka
BoliviaKyrgyz RepublicTanzania
Cabo VerdeLao PDRTajikistan
ComorosMicronesia, Fed. Sts.Ukraine
Congo, Rep.MongoliaUzbekistan
Côte d’IvoireMoroccoVanuatu
Egypt, Arab Rep.NepalWest Bank and Gaza
El SalvadorNicaraguaZambia
HaitiPapua New Guinea 
  • Payments:

   a. will only be made upon submission of receipts

   b. will only be made if proof is provided of attendance at the conference

   c. will be paid by In Conference directly. 

In exceptional circumstances we may pay travel costs in advance, where it would be impossible for

attendance otherwise.

  • All applications will be acknowledged.  If you do not receive an acknowledgement you should assume you application has not been received.  Applications should not exceed the stipulated word count for the requested statements on the application form.

How to Apply

To apply for a bursary, please complete the application form here and send it in to

Deadline for Applications: Tuesday 3rd May

Notification of Awards: Tuesday 10 May 2022

All bursary applications will be reviewed by the Cleft 2022 Prizes & Bursaries committee and the payment will be made following the conference.