Travel Scholarship Program

Travel scholarship donations help ISOQOL give more scholarships to Annual Conference attendees who are students, new investigators, patients or from developing countries. These scholarships include Annual Conference registration, one-year membership and support to offset travel costs.


Your donations of over $10,000 during last year’s inaugural fundraiser helped ISOQOL give more Travel Scholarships to this year’s Annual Conference than ever before!

Help ISOQOL to continue awarding more Travel Scholarships!

Every dollar donated moves the plane 1 kilometer. Help move the plane 9,000 kilometers from San Diego, California, USA (2019 Annual Conference location) to Prague, Czech Republic (2020 Annual Conference location) by Giving Tuesday on 3 December 2019.

All donations made through Annual Conference Registration contribute to the 2019 Travel Scholarship Fundraiser.

Donate when you register for the conference or select a method below.

Last Year’s Winners


New Investigator and Student Scholarship

Sana Ishaque, PhD Candidate, Australia
Nathan A. Pearson, MSc BSc (Hons), United Kingdom
Hannah Penton, PhD Candidate, United Kingdom


Developing Countries Scholarship

Yangjun Liu, PhD Candidate, Sweden
Meng Wang, Canada


Patient Engagement Scholarship

Jacqueline C. Jones, United Kingdom
Mary Stanbury, United Kingdom
Sandra A. Zelinsky, Canada


This Year’s Winners


New Investigator and Student Scholarship

Kyle Kemp, MSc, Canada
Natasha Roberts, BN (hons), Australia
Antoinette Davey, MPhil, United Kingdom


Developing Countries Scholarship

Adesola Odole, PhD, Nigeria
Tatiana Nikitina, PhD, Russia
Allan Berrocal, Costa Rica


Patient Engagement Scholarship

Allyson Berent, United States
Yelak Biru, MSc, United States
Kristian Ahm Hansen, Denmark

Corporate Scholarship Sponsor

Special thanks to Optum for pledging a donation to the #MovethePlane Travel Scholarship Fundraiser. Optum will present their donation to ISOQOL during the 2019 Annual Conference.

Thank You!

Thank you to our donors for contributing to the Travel Scholarship Fund.
Names that appear in green are Frequent Flyers, or individuals who donated in 2018 and 2019.

Albert Wu

Anne Klassen

Antoine Regnault

Antonia Bennett

Canhua Xiao

Canhua Xiao

Carol Moinpour

Carolyn C. Gotay

Carolyn Schwartz

Claudia C. Bellucci

Colleen Pedersen

Cynthia Gross

David Baumann

David Eton


Deborah Miller

Diana Rofail

Diana Zidarov

Diane Fairclough

Elizabeth Gibbons

Galina Velikova

Hongmei Wang

Hwee-Lin Wee

I-Chan Huang

Jacob Lippa

Jane A. Scott

Jennifer Freel

Joan J. Branin

Jose M. Valderas


Joseph Cappelleri

Josephine Norquist

Karon Cook

Kathleen Yost

Kevin P. Weinfurt

Kim Cocks

Lori Frank

Lori McLeod

Lori McLeod

Mary Kane

Maryam Mozafarinia

Matthew J. Kerry

Melissa J. Rowthorn

Michael Brundage

Mirjam A. G. Sprangers

Nalin Payakachat

Nalin Payakachat

Phantipa Sakthon

Rick Berzon

Rieko Izukura

Ron Hays

Samantha Walker

Sandra Nolte

Shawn McKown

Simon Pickard

Soo Borson

Stacie Hudgens

Wenjie Duan

William Lenderking

The International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL) is a global community of researchers, clinicians, health care professionals, industry professionals, consultants, and patient research partners advancing health related quality of life research (HRQL).

Together, we are creating a future in which patient perspective is integral to health research, care and policy.