Grants for participants from non-affluent countries
It is one of the aims of the ICME congresses to have a balanced representation from all over the world among the presenters as well as among the general participants. In order to achieve this goal ICMI has instigated a general policy of forming a solidarity fund established by setting aside 10% of the registration fees for grants. These grants assist delegates from non-affluent countries to attend the ICMEs.

An autonomous and anonymous Grants Committee has distributed the funds amongst the successful applicants. Priority has been given to applicants from non-affluent countries that contributed to the scientific programme and to participants who were expected to be the only representatives from their part of the world. Grants were given as partial support to registration fee, accommodation, meals and/or travel costs. All potential applicants were advised to apply for funding from other sources as well.