Young Investigator Travel Award

Attending a major conference is particularly important for young researchers because it allows them to present their work to an expert audience and gives them the opportunity to make useful contacts. However, SMBE recognizes that travel funds may not be available at this critical time. Postdoctoral researchers and graduate students may apply for travel awards to attend the annual SMBE meeting. Awardees are granted up to US $1500 for travel within the same continent, and up to US $2000 for long-haul travel. Reimbursements are processed after the meeting and awardees may claim travel, accommodation and meeting registration expenses. 

When you submit your abstract for the annual meeting indicate that you wish to apply for this award.
Online registration and the abstract submission system for the 2016 SMBE meeting can be found HERE.
When you submit your abstract for the annual meeting indicate that you wish to apply for this award.
Online registration and the abstract submission system for the 2016 SMBE meeting can be found HER

Award Information

Eligibility: Members of SMBE, who are either graduate students (awarded a primary degree and enrolled full-time for a post-graduate degree – Masters, Doctorate or Higher-Diploma) or postdoctoral researchers are eligible to apply. A candidate for the award must be a member of the Society at the time of application at least a month before the first day of the annual meeting.

 

Application: Via the abstract submission system for the annual meeting for which the award applies.

The application requires:

  • An abstract (250 word max) for your proposed presentation.
  • A one page expanded summary of the research, including an explanation of the broad significance or importance of the work.  
  • A Curriculum Vitae

Process:  The awardees are determined after review of application materials by one or more committees that will include at least one member of SMBE Council.  The selection committee pays particular attention to enhancing geographical and gender diversity.

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