Conference Attendance Fund

Due to COVID-19, applications for the Conference Attendance Fund are currently closed.

The Conference Attendance Fund or CAF was established at the International Council Meeting in Kuala Lumpur in 2016. The purpose of the CAF is to award financial support for attendance at a PPSEAWA International Conference.


The application process will open on October 2, 2018, and close on February 22, 2019.

PPSEAWA International Council is offering two CAF grants to cover the registration fee and 6-nights accommodation for two (2) PPSEAWA members to attend the 27th International Conference in Taipei, Taiwan, from June 23-26, 2019, at the Caesar Park Hotel Banqiao.

CAF Grant for PPSEAWA’s 27th International Conference in June 2019 for each recipient includes:

  • $250 conference registration fee
  • 6 nights in an “Explore Twin Room” at the Hotel Cham Cham Taipei (adjacent to the conference venue) with check-in on Saturday, June 22, 2019 and check-out on Friday, June 28, 2019. The twin room has two single beds and will be shared with the other grant recipient. Accommodation address is Hotel Cham Cham – Taipei, No.139, Sec. 1, Zhongshan Road, Banqiao Dist., 22065, New Taipei City, Taiwan

The funding for the award will not be given directly to the recipient; instead, the financial arrangements will be made by a council-appointed liaison with the conference organizer, in coordination with the recipient.

PPSEAWA NMOs should note that the application will be filled out online by the applicant herself, but requires an additional letter of a support/recommendation from her NMO’s executive board. No more than 1 application from any single NMO will be considered to ensure regional balance.

Eligibility for the Award

  • Any woman over age 21 years, residing and working within the PPSEAWA specific region.
  • No more than 1 application will be received from any one NMO to ensure regional balance.

Responsibility of Award Recipient

  • Timely submission of the online application for Conference Attendance Fund. A “Letter of Support/Recommendation” from her NMO’s Executive Board. Note: PDF files less than 2 MB are uploaded as part of online application form.

  • The recipient is responsible for her own travel and visa arrangements to Taiwan. PPSEAWA International will not make travel or visa arrangements, or pay for any expenses in connection with the participation of members in the sessions.

  • The recipient will be expected to send a one-page report within four months after the conference on the benefits and progress resulting from receiving the fund’s financial support and assistance, to International Council. This report and your photo may appear on the PPSEAWA website.

Application and Selection Process

  • October 2, 2018 CAF grant application period opens – apply online at

  • February 22, 2019 Deadline for online application and letter of support

  • March 15 CAF Grants announced

  • June 22 Check into the Hotel Cham Cham-Taipei (you will be met by International Council liaison in the hotel lobby)

  • June 23 - 26 Attend PPSEAWA 27th International Conference at the Caesar Park Hotel Banqiao (adjacent to the Hotel Cham Cham-Taipei)

  • June 28 Check out of the Hotel Cham Cham-Taipei

  • October 28 Deadline for your report on your experience, 1-2 pages in length, to PPSEAWA International Council at secretary [at] (secretary[at]ppseawa[dot]org). Photos are most welcome. Excerpts from these reports may be included on the PPSEAWA website