WAVE Bursaries

To attend Lisbon Addictions (23-25 Oct 2024)

WAVE Bursary aplications

The WAVE project (Workforce in Addictions · Valorisation in Europe) is awarding bursaries to up to 120 participants, who would otherwise not be able to attend, supporting their travel, accommodation, and/or the registration fee for the Lisbon Addictions Conference 2024 (LxAddictions24), to enable them to participate in the WAVE Track activities and other sessions at the LxAddictions24.

The bursary application process was open from 24/10/2023 to 31/1/2024 and involved 2 parts:

  1. Completion of the WAVE Stakeholder Survey (providing input to a mapping initiative on addiction workforce standards – personnel, policy, service guidelines and training)
  2. An application form with supporting documentation (applicants were directed to this after the stakeholder survey and in addition submitted an updated CV, Letter of Motivation, and details of up to 2 referees)


WAVE Bursary selection criteria

The bursaries are awarded with the following selection criteria in mind:

    • Input to the WAVE participatory process: participation in one of the WAVE CoP working groups to contribute to the development of the WAVE track are a positive asset. 
    • Scientific/professional excellence: The scope and achievements of the academic and/or professional practice of the applicant in accordance with their career stage (even at early stages) and the opportunities afforded by their sector and/or home country context are taken into account.
    • Geographic scope: Applications eligible from EU Countries and any country worldwide collaborating with EU countries on addiction policy issues, with priority given to those from countries with fewer funding opportunities.
    • Under-resourced background: Applicants from middle and lower income countries (GDP less than 90% of the EU average), less research-intensive settings, early career stages (within 4 years of obtaining latest qualification) and stakeholder sectors with scarce resources to fund their attendance at such events will be prioritised for funding if they fulfil the criteria for relevance, scope and achievements of academic and/or professional career and practice.
    • Engagement in LxAddictions24: Active engagement in the conference is viewed favourably and can be indicated, for instance, through the submission of an abstract to present at LxAddictions24 (in line with the requirements of scientific quality and formats of proposals), irrespective of whether the submission is accepted. Entry to the WAVE Cinema Video Contest is also an asset.

The selection process aimed to ensure balance in stakeholder profiles, gender, career stage and geography, as far as is possible.