Any SMBE member who has a child or cares for a dependent adult at the time of the conference, and is also attending the SMBE annual meeting, may apply for this award. If you are already chosen for another travel award or giving an invited presentation in a symposium you may still apply for this additional funding. Priority will be given to applicants who have demonstrated need and/or are in early stages of their academic careers (e.g., graduate students, postdocs, pre-tenure or within 6 years of starting their first independent lab).
Application: Please apply via the registration system for the annual meeting for which the award applies. If you need to know if you have been granted a Carer Travel Award before registering for a meeting, please email the meeting organizers prior to the registration deadline for an early decision.
Applicants will be asked to provide
· Career stage (undergraduate student/graduate student/postdoctoral researcher/non-tenured faculty/tenured faculty/unemployed)
· Age of youngest child
· Description of role as caregiver for a dependent adult, child, or relative
· A brief justification of the need for this award (300 words max)
· Amount requested, up to a maximum of $2000, and how you intend to use it
Checks will be sent promptly following the completion of the meeting after the awardee submits a proof of attendance.