For each World Conference, ILGA World awards a number of scholarships to human rights defenders, activists, and representatives of ILGA member organisations. The scholarships are offered to provide assistance to people who would otherwise be unable to attend the conference for financial reasons.
For the 2022 ILGA World Conference, scholarship applications opened in November 2020 and closed in January 2021.
Priority is given to activists from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Pacific Islands, although a limited number of scholarships are allocated also to activists from Europe, North America, Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.
Scholarships are first automatically scored according to criteria agreed upon by the ILGA World Board and then manually reviewed by Board members. Successful applicants are informed via email and receive support in the visa application process (if necessary), as well as the arrangement of the logistics.
The full scholarship covers visa application, processing fees and associate costs, roundtrip flights to the host city, accommodation in the double-occupancy rooms, conference registration fees and additional daily allowance for incidentals.