DOCTRID Conference

Travel Grants

C-RAIND is pleased to announce that we are offering fifteen (15) travel awards in the amount of $1,000 to C-RAIND fellows and faculty/students affiliates to attend the DOCTRID VI Conference at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

The DOCTRID VI conference is being held September 19th and 20th, 2019. Conference registration will open soon and more information can be found on the DOCTRID website

What is DOCTRID?

DOCTRID is a unique Irish-led international research network of scientists, disability service providers, practitioners and industry partners. It was established in 2010 by RESPECT and the Daughters of Charity Disability Support Services to coordinate and support cutting edge research and training in intellectual disabilities and/or autism.

Who will be there?

Researchers (social, technological, behavioral, and life sciences), health care professionals, people with intellectual disability or autism, their families, and carers.

What will be learned?

The DOCTRID VI conference will include presentations from international experts, panel discussions, and workshops aimed at fostering collaborations and innovations to make a real difference in the lives of those with ID and Autism.

Conference Theme

Transitions across the Lifespan for people living with Autism and/or Intellectual Disability.


This is a competitive award with ten (10) awards to faculty and five (5) awards to graduate students. Awards will be made with the expectation that attending the DOCTRID VI conference will benefit the recipient and DOCTRID.

To be considered for a travel award, please email your completed application to no later than 5:00 PM on May 20, 2019. Award recipients will be announced on July 1, 2019.


The application requires:

1. One or two paragraphs (2 maximum) explaining how attending the DOCTRID VI Conference will benefit the recipient’s research and/or career and how the recipient will contribute to the DOCTRID VI Conference and what specific benefits DOCTRID will receive by the recipient’s attendance

2. A poster presentation at the conference is required - potential poster topic is required in the application

3. Applicants are encouraged to request (but are not required to receive) matching funds from their department, college, etc.

4. The Graduate School is awarding the five chosen graduate student recipients matching scholarships of $500. A sincere thank you to The Graduate School!


Award and application questions should be directed to Angie Kankula at

We encourage you to submit an application and as an added incentive, MSU’s Provost Youatt will be speaking at the conference!



Michael Leahy, C-RAIND Co-Director

Nigel Paneth, C-RAIND Co-Director

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