Pharmacology for the Future -Science, Drug Development and Therapeutics-

July1(Sun)-6(Fri),2018 Kyoto International Conference Center Kyoto, Japan

Applications for the Congress Bursaries and IUPHAR Young Investigator Awards have been closed.

NOTE: There is NO extensions to the deadlines for the Congress Bursaries and IUPHAR Young Investigator Awards (Application Submission Deadline: December 14, 2017)

Congress Bursaries


The primary goal of the Congress Bursary is to support young pharmacologists from financially restricted environments and who are actively involved in research, to attend and participate in the WCP2018 Congress. A prerequisite is that an applicant has to present (accepted poster or oral presentation) at the Congress.
This bursary will consist of registration fee reimbursement and partial travel support.


A limited number of bursaries are available for eligible participants who submit abstracts. Selection will be based on evaluation of abstracts and regional distribution. The amount of the bursary will be determined by the judgement of the Bursary Committee, subject to availability of funds and merit.


Young pharmacologists who meet all of the following conditions:

  • First author of the abstract and, if the abstract is accepted, the presenter
  • Undergraduate or graduate student, post-doc or early career pharmacologists
  • If you already hold a Ph.D. or M.D. degree, less than 10 years have passed since you received your final degree
  • 39 years of age or younger as of July 1st 2018.
  • Those studying/employed at universities or research institutions, etc. in Japan are not eligible.

Application Guidelines

The application deadline is 14 December 2017. Applications are submitted online together with abstract submission on the same electronic form on the website.
Abstract Submission deadline has been extended to January 10, 2018. However, please note that there is NO extensions to the deadline for the Congress Bursaries and IUPHR Young Investigator Awards.

Applications should contain the following:

  1. The submitted abstract(s) for oral or poster.
  2. Short (max. 150 words) motivation for the bursary application, including a summary of current research, financial need and how attending the WCP 2018 Congress will benefit the future academic career.
  3. The applicant's abbreviated curriculum vitae, including an academic record.
  4. A signed supporting letter, on an official institutional letterhead, from the applicant's supervisor/superior, confirming the applicant's current appointment or registration, and activity in pharmacological research.


For any queries on Bursary Applications please contact the Congress Secretariat:

Notifications about Bursary Applications will be sent by March 2018 at the latest. Provision will be made for delegates receiving their notifications after the Early Bird Deadline.


IUPHAR Young Investigator Awards

The purpose of the IUPHAR Young Investigator Awards is to encourage and recognize excellence in early career pharmacologists.


The awards are open to pharmacologists who are no more than 10 years from receipt of their highest terminal degree (i.e. Ph.D, M.D). The young investigator must be first author on the submitted abstract.

How to apply

Candidates who wish to compete for this award should indicate in the appropriate place on the electronic abstract form on the website that they wish their abstract to be considered for an IUPHAR Young Investigator Award.
Abstract Submission deadline has been extended to January 10, 2018. However, please note that there is NO extensions to the deadline for the Congress Bursaries and IUPHR Young Investigator Awards.


Ten candidates will be selected by members of the IUPHAR Executive Committee (Contribution Judges). Those chosen will be invited to present their work in a 10-minute oral presentation (plus 5 minutes for questions) in a dedicated symposium at the World Congress (scheduling to be listed in the final program). After the symposium, judges (selected by members of the Executive Committee: Presentation Judges) will select the three recipients of the awards, based on the candidates' ability to present their experimental findings and defend their conclusions to an international audience.


Gold Award – USD $1000
Silver Award – USD $500
Bronze Award – USD $250
The awards will be presented at the closing ceremony and featured in the post-congress issue of the IUPHAR newsletter, Pharmacology International.


Further information about the awards and criteria for participation can be obtained from:
IUPHAR Secretary-General Office
Ms. Lynn LeCount
Administrative Officer

Congress Secretariat

c/o Congress Corporation
Kohsai-kaikan Bldg., 5-1 Kojimachi,Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8481, Japan
TEL: +81-3-5216-5318 FAX: +81-3-5216-5552 E-mail: wcp2018@congre.co.jp