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JD Williams

The JD Williams Memorial Grant is established in memory of John David Williams who served the ISC since 1977 (Associate Secretary 1977-78); Secretary-General 1979-89; President 1989-93). JD Williams was also the first Editor-in-Chief of the society’s journal, IJAA. He worked selflessly for the ISC and saw the changes to the ISC since its early days.



The grant will cover the cheapest airfare to Taiwan and accommodation at a reasonable hotel as well as free registration. Priority will be given to applicants from low resource countries.

Nomination Procedure

Applications are invited from members of ISC Member Societies who are under the age of 35 at the time of the Congress. Applicant must be the presenting author.  Once you have submitted your abstract for the 30th ICC, please provide the following:

• A letter of application
• A copy of your abstract(s) and abstract number(s)
• Proof of membership status; letter or email from Member Society President/Secretariat
• A short CV
• A copy of your passport

The above should be sent electronically to the ISC Secretariat ( The application deadline is 31st May 2017. Successful applicants will be notified as soon after the deadline as possible. 

2015 Grantee

Pedro Abrantes

Pedro was born in 1983 and is a Mozambican citizen. He studied towards his Ph.D. degree in Medical Bioscience at the University of the Western Cape and is currently conducting his Postdoctoral Research on microbial endogenous infections in at-risk population groups.  Pedro won this award for his abstract "Proteomics of drug-resistant HIV-associated candidiasis".