Professor Tielen Foundation (PTF)
The X Congress on Animal Hygiene in 2000 in Maastricht, the Netherlands was organised by Prof Martin Tielen from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Utrecht. The organising committee of Maastricht founded the “Prof Tielen Fund-Foundation” (PTF) to dedicate to the purpose that young scientists from developing countries could get a grant for financial support to attend the congress.
After this Congress, the PTF continued to collect money from individual veterinarians and companies to support young scientists for the following ISAH congresses. The PTF is endorsed by known international companies and supported by some smaller individual contributions. At the moment, we are looking for new sponsors to keep the foundation viable for the long term.
In that way the PTF supported in the last 9 congresses altogether 148 young scientists from over 28 different developing countries for a total amount of above €120,000. More information about PTF and application procedure can be found on the website: www.PTF-Foundation.com.
The Board of the PTF decided to open again the opportunity for young scientists in the developing countries to apply for a grant to attend the XIX congress of the ISAH from September 8th–12th, 2019 in Wrocław, Poland.
Board of the Professor Tielen Foundation (PTF)