Eligibility: Applicants must be undergraduate students at the time of application. Masters students under a 3+2 system are also eligible.
Application: Via the abstract submission system for the annual meeting for which the award applies.
For 2021, SMBE will be making updates to the awards. An announcement will be sent out to SMBE members in late-January/early-February 2021 with new information.
Applicants are required to submit:
- an abstract describing your research (<250 words)
- a short explanation of why you want to attend this meeting, including mention of whether you fall into a group traditionally underrepresented at SMBE, such as enrolling in university later in life or being the first in your family to attend university (<250 words)
- a short letter of support from your academic supervisor, confirming that you are undergraduate or a Masters student under 3+2, and that the research is your own (~250 words)
Grant recipients will prepare and present a poster describing their work at the meeting. Instructions for preparing posters along with mentoring will be available for help with poster preparation.
Awardees are granted up to US $1,500 for travel within the same continent, and up to US $2,000 for long-haul travel. Reimbursements are processed after the meeting and awardees may claim travel, accommodation and meeting registration expenses.