Any SMBE member who has a child 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., pre-tenure or within 6 years of starting their first independent lab).
Application via the registration system for the annual meeting for which the award applies.
Applicants will be asked to provide -
- Career stage (undergraduate student/graduate student/postdoctoral researcher/non-tenured faculty/tenured faculty/unemployed)
- Age of youngest child
- Is your son/daughter a dependent adult with disabilities?
- A brief justification of the need for this award (300 words max)
- Amount requested, up to a maximum of $1000, 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.