Deadline for Grant Applications

April 15, 2020

The WONCA 2020 Grant is designed to give family physicians and general practitioners from developing countries financial assistance so that they can join in the world family doctors’ festival, the 23rd WONCA World Conference of Family Doctors.

Selected nominees will receive free registration to WONCA 2020.


  • The applicant must be from one of the low-income & lower-middle-income countries as defined according to WONCA Classification. (Click)
  • The applicant should be a participant, who intends to present an accepted abstract.

* Applications for the grant should be submitted by April 15, 2020.
* Grants are non-transferable.

Application Procedure:

    1. Apply for the Grant when you submit abstracts online.
    2. The applicant must submit the following items to the conference secretariat at
      • Motivation letter (max. 200 words; including brief statement of your financial need for the grant)
      • Copy of Passport
      • Letter of recommendation from the country’s family/general practice organization (if one exists).
    3. The Organizing Committee will review the application and supporting documents.
    4. Winners will be notified by the congress secretariat.


The organizing committee of the 23rd WONCA World Conference of Family Doctors is pleased to support and promote the continued development of family medicine by handing exceptional research with oral and poster presentation awards.

To be eligible, applicants must be:

  • Presenters of accepted abstracts
  • Best poster presenters are required to give a short presentation (approx. 5 mins) in the poster presentation theatre.

They will be given:

  • An award certificate and souvenir


  • The scientific committee will select a limited number of winners whose abstracts have been evaluated as outstanding for the day.
  • For preparation, candidates for best poster presentations will be notified by June 15, 2020.
  • Oral presentation candidates will be selected during the conference and notified by email and announced on the conference website the day before the conference.
  • The awards will be given at the Closing Ceremony.