Financial Aid & Bursaries:

Partial financial aid is available for a limited number of participants from South or Southeast Asia or Africa whose abstracts have been accepted for talks or poster presentations. The bursaries will be granted as a refund of a portion of the expenses incurred in attending the conference, specifically travel expenses to and from Bengaluru. Therefore, all bursary applicants must pay the full online registration fee at the time of online registration.

To apply for a bursary, please indicate your need for financial assistance at the time of abstract submission and provide a short justification (max 100 words) of why you believe you are deserving of a bursary. In this note, also indicate other funds you can make available for attending SCCS-Bng 2024.

The final shortlist of abstracts and the selected bursary recipients will be announced together. Reimbursement for approved bursaries will be made during the days of the conference.

If your bursary application is not successful and if you wish to cancel your registration, cancellation rules of SCCS-Bengaluru will apply.

Cancellation policy

Until 23:00 hrs IST on 25th September 2024, you can write to us at and we will refund the registration fees, after deducting banking and transaction charges. This will be directly refunded to the card/account from which the payment was made.

No refund will be available after 23:00 hrs IST on 25th September 2024.

In exceptional cases, for instance, if you are unable to obtain a visa in time, you could contact us at with copies of relevant documents.

On-spot registrations are not available for refund.