The Society invites applications for Travel Scholarships of up to approximately €750 (seven hundred Euro) for European candidates, and up to approximately €1500 (One thousand five hundred Euro) for candidates outside Europe, to enable SSIEM members and non-members to attend the SSIEM Annual Symposium by covering the travel costs (including costs of visa, if necessary). In addition, the Society will cover the registration fee and accommodation in the same hotel for all travel scholarship winners. 

Applicants MUST be under 40 years of age on the day of submission. Part of the Travel Scholarships will be awarded to those in financial need in combination with the acceptable scientific content and the remaining primarily on the basis of the scientific content of the abstract. Submissions will be ranked by four independent senior SSIEM members. In the event of a tie the award will be given to the applicant with higher financial needs and if these are equal to the SSIEM member.


Before proceeding you must have already submitted an abstract for this year’s SSIEM Symposium. You MUST BE the designated abstract presenter AND the first author.

You will need the reference number of the abstract.

The abstract, either in whole or in part, MUST NOT have been published elsewhere.

You can only submit ONE TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION and only ONE ABSTRACT per application.

If you are successful in being awarded travel scholarship costs we will display your details on the SSIEM and SSIEM Annual Symposium websites.


All applications must be submitted via the Travel Scholarship application section of the SSIEM Annual Symposium website and must include:


Abstract title and reference code of the abstract submitted to this year’s SSIEM Annual Symposium.


  1. Word document – detailed estimate of costs covering travel (for flights, only economy class) and conference registration and a statement that the applicant has NOT received a travel scholarship in the previous in-person SSIEM symposium.
  2. Word document – a brief summary of the applicant’s career (CV) and interest in clinical and/or scientific aspects of inborn errors of metabolism.
  3. Word document – a letter detailing the need for financial support written by the applicant’s Head of Department and signed by the Head of Department.

If a successful applicant, in receipt of the Scholarship, subsequently fails to attend the Symposium, this will exclude other applicants from the same institution from applying the following year. A successful travel scholarship in the previous year, with the exception of an award for the last in-person SSIEM symposium, will preclude the award of a Travel Scholarship.


The deadline for application is May 4, 2023.

Applications will not be considered if the correct procedure is not adhered to.

Decisions will be sent towards the end of June. Should the decisions be sent after the early registration rate deadline a registration code for the early rate will be provided.