Note: The 2022 Science of D&I Conference will be a vaccine-required event. All scholarship recipients for the meeting will be required to follow AcademyHealth's health and safety protocols and vaccination policy. Learn more here

Please contact diconference@academyhealth.org if you have any questions. 

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Scholarship


The application period for EDI Scholarships has closed. Please Note: EDI scholarship notifications have been sent out as of 10/26/2022. If you did not receive a selection notification, you were not selected for a 2022 scholarship.

  • Submission Deadline: Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. ET 

  • Scholarship Notifications: Notifications have been sent out as of 10/26/2022 

The scholarship includes flight, registration, and hotel accommodation to attend the Conference. Please note these arrangements will be made by a contractor; award recipients cannot be reimbursed.  

This opportunity is open to U.S.-based applicants only.

This scholarship is funded by the NIH Office of Disease Prevention and the NCI Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences.

Patient Scholarship


The application period for Patient Scholarships has closed. Notifications for selected recipients will be sent out in late October 2022.

  • Submission Deadline: Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. ET 

  • Scholarship Notifications: Recipients will be notified by email in late October 

The Patient Scholarship Includes:

  • One complimentary registration to the 15th Annual Science of D&I Conference. 

  • Reimbursement for travel related eligible expenses up to $1,500. Receipts must be provided.

Do You Qualify for a Patient Scholarship?

Applicants for the scholarship must be attending the Science of D&I Conference primarily to represent patients/consumers and add a patient voice to the discussion. Preference will be given to active and engaged patients who would be otherwise unable to participate in the absence of registration support. Individuals employed as full-time consultants, or in any paid capacity for health technology (including startups), pharmaceutical or device manufacturers, health care delivery systems, and state or federal government agencies are unlikely to qualify. 

Applicants will be evaluated based on a number of criteria including:

  • Statement of interest (required with application) 

  • Prior experience in patient advocacy or engagement. 

  • Participation in the Science of D&I Conference in previous years (we aim to have a mix of new and returning participants). 

  • Potential for applicant to elevate underrepresented or minority communities. 

  • Potential for applicant to diversify geographic representation at the conference.