Travel Award Opportunities
Travel Awards for FASEB Society Meetings, ABRCMS and SACNAS
Travel Awards for FASEB Science Research Conferences
Travel Awards for Society Introductory and Advanced Short Courses
Travel awards for "Write Winning Grant Proposals" training seminars
The FASEB MARC Program provides funding for Meeting Registration Only awards and Poster/Platform (Oral) Presenters travel awards to support the participation of eligible applicants at selected scientific meetings and conferences. The awards help to defray meeting registration and travel-related expenses (lodging, transportation, per diem) for eligible undergraduate and PhD/graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are individuals of groups identified as being underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.
Biomedical and behavioral science categories include: biochemistry, bioengineering, biology, cell biology, chemistry, genetics, mathematics, microbiology, neurobiology, physics, physiology and some parts of psychology and sociology. Undergraduate majors that fall under the biomedical science category include: biochemistry, bioengineering, biology, cell biology, chemistry, genetics, mathematics, microbiology, neurobiology, physics and physiology.
Full-time undergraduate/PhD-graduate students and postdoctoral fellows meeting the citizenship/residency requirements at accredited postsecondary minority institutions are also eligible to apply for the travel awards. (Refer to the Poster/Oral Presenter Travel Award and the Meeting Registration Only Award applications for the award amount.)
The FASEB MARC Program provides funding for travel awards to encourage and support the participation of underrepresented students and postdoctoral fellows at scientific meetings and conferences, and the participation of underrepresented PhD/graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty members in leadership development and grantsmanship training seminar programs. The awards help to defray meeting registration and travel-related expenses (lodging, transportation, per diem) for eligible underrepresented* undergraduate and PhD/graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty and mentors/faculty scientists in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.
* For the purpose of meeting the goals and objectives specified by the MARC Program, individuals from groups underrepresented in the biomedical sciences include:
- Individuals from racial and ethnic groups shown to be underrepresented in biomedical research including Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians (who maintain tribal affiliation or community attachment) or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other U.S. Pacific Islanders (Guam, American Samoa);
- Individuals with disabilities, defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; and
- Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, defined as those from a family with an annual income below established low-income thresholds and those who come from an educational environment that has inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to develop and participate in a research career.
For more information, please see NIH's Diversity Statement: "Notice of NIH's Interest in Diversity" (NOT-OD-15-053).
Full-time undergraduate/PhD-graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and early-career scientists meeting the citizenship/residency requirements at accredited postsecondary minority-serving institutions are also eligible to apply for the travel awards.
To receive support from the FASEB MARC Program, all applicants must be USA citizens, or non-citizen nationals, or legal permanent residents residing in the USA or USA territories.
A non-citizen national is a person who, although not a citizen of the United States of America, owes permanent allegiance to the USA. This is generally a person born in a land that is not a state, but that is under USA sovereignty, jurisdiction, or administration -- for example, American Samoa.)
A legal permanent resident alien is an individual lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the USA and must possess an alien registration receipt card (I-551 -- commonly known as a 'green card') prior to applying for funding and participation. Individuals on temporary or student visas, those seeking asylum, or refugees are not eligible for FASEB MARC Program funding or support.
The purpose of the MARC Program is to achieve greater participation in the biomedical and behavioral research enterprise of this country by individuals from underrepresented groups as described above. Therefore, participant selection will take into consideration whether an individual’s participation would help achieve the overall goals and objectives of the MARC Program.
The FASEB MARC Program is funded by two grants from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health. [T36-GM08059 and T36-GM08637]