The Development Fund (DF) was established in 1969. Since then its main goal has been to give each and every pharmacy student an equal opportunity to fully participate in IPSF activities.
The Development Fund was originally created to help people participate in IPSF Congresses. In addition to this, it can nowadays support students when they are taking part in the IPSF Student Exchange Programme, running IPSF Campaigns or IPSF membership fees.
Here he shows how to play a traditional Nepalese instrument.
Development Fund Grants
Each year, the DF Committee sends out the calls for applications to DF grants. All applicants have to send in an official application form by the deadline set by the DF Committee and they must follow the guidlines in the application form and call for applications. Calls are distributed through the IPSF website and IPSF e-groups and IPSF Contact Persons are responsible for distributing it further nationally.
- DF Event Grant is for the IPSF World Congress, Asian Pacific Pharmaceutical Symposium (APPS) and Eastern-Mediterranean Pharmaceutical Symposium (EMPS). The application period is usually from December to February. This grant can cover the registration fee, registration fee and travel costs partly or registration fee and travel costs fully.
- DF Student Exchange Grant is meant to support students participating in the IPSF Student Exchange Programme. It covers the Student Exchange fee and part of travel costs. The application period is usually from December to February. National Student Exchange Officers (SEO) are distributing information about this grant nationally.
The IPSF Development Fund and Student Exchange Committees 2013-14 are pleased to announce a new grant to be awarded. The applications deadline will be the 15th March 2014. Don’t miss out on this opportunity if you’re planning on going on SEP next summer!
- DF Project Grant is designed to financially enable the implementation of IPSF campaigns within member organisations.
- DF Membership Fee Grant is meant to pay membership fees of IPSF Members associations from developing countries. To be able to get a grant members must actively participate in IPSF activities over the past and the coming year. A member can get this grant only in two years of three and this grant can not cover any membership fee debt or student exchange fees. The application period is from October to March.
Articles of DF Grant recipients
Article by a student from Indonesia who received a Development Fund Grant to attend the 56th IPSF World Congress, 2nd - 12th August 2010, Ljubljana, Slovenia.