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2014 Awards and Travel Grants




FASEB - MARC Travel Awards

The FASEB Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) travel awards enable underrepresented graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty members in the biomedical and behavioral sciences to participate in Science Research Conferences. The program was previously referred to as the Minority Access to Research Careers, which aims to strengthen and expand the research training opportunities for trainees and faculty members in academic/research from underrepresented groups. We encourage all attendees from qualified underrepresented groups to visit FASEB-SRC MARC for more information on award eligibility and requirements.

International-based conferences are not eligible for MARC Travel Awards.

 

Conference Travel Awards

The following travel awards have been made available by the organizing committees:

"Machines on Genes: Nucleic Acid Enzymes"
June 22-27, 2014. Snowmass, Colorado.


Junior Trainee Award:
One (1) award equivalent to the cost of a single occupancy registration valued at $1350.

Travel Awards:  Twelve (12) awards valued between $500 - $800.

Eligibility and Application Requirements: Applicants must be a current graduate student or postdoctoral trainee in good standing and submit a first-author abstract to present at the conference. Applicants must pay for the registration fee and all travel expenses in advance of the conference. At the time of registration, trainees must submit a CV and abstract. To apply for a Travel Award, applicants must submit a letter explaining “how they will benefit from attending the conference and how their participation will contribute to the conference”. In addition, a letter of recommendation from the trainee’s mentor must be submitted. The trainee’s letter and the mentor’s letter of support should be emailed directly to the conference organizer, Brandt Eichman (brandt.eichman@vanderbilt.edu).

Only abstracts selected for short talks will be considered for the Junior Trainee Award.

 Deadline: May 19, 2014. Preference will be given to requests completed by the early registration deadline of April 27.

 Award Announcement: Awards will be announced at the conference and a check will be mailed the recipients within 30 days of the end of the conference.


"Post-transcriptional Control of Gene Expression: Mechanism of mRNA Decay"
July 6-11, 2014 . Big Sky, Montana

Travel Award Amount: A minimum of two awards of $500 per student or post-doc. The number and/or size of awards may increase depending on the success of ongoing fund raising.

Eligibility and Application Requirements: Applicants must be a current graduate student or postdoctoral trainee in good standing and submit a first-author abstract to present at the conference.  Applicants must pay for the registration fee and all travel expenses in advance of the conference.  At the time of registration, trainees must submit a CV and abstract.  To apply for the travel award, the applicant must submit a letter explaining how they will benefit from attending the conference and how receiving a travel award will help attendance. This letter should be emailed directly to the conference organizer, Ambro van Hoof (ambro.van.hoof@uth.tmc.edu). Preference will be given to requests completed by the early registration deadline of May 11th.


"Translational Neuroimmunology: From Mechanisms to Therapeutics"
July 13-18, 2014 . Big Sky, Montana

Travel Award Amount: $1,600.00 USD

Details: A limited number of travel awards are available to offset the meeting costs of students and postdoctoral trainees to attend the "2014 Translational Neuroimmunolology: From Mechanisms to Therapeutics" Science Research Conference.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be a current graduate student or postdoctoral trainee in good standing and submit a first-author abstract to present at the conference.  Applicants must pay for the registration fee and all travel expenses in advance of the conference.  At the time of registration, trainees must submit a CV and abstract.  A letter of recommendation from your mentor must be submitted to the conference organizer, Tammy Kielian, at karabrown@unmc.edu.  Travel award recipients will be required to present a short talk.  Trainees are encouraged to attend the pre-conference course on "Neuroimmunology" on July 13, 2014 (requires a July 12, 2014 arrival).  Please see the conference program agenda for speaker schedules.

Deadline:
June 2, 2014.  Incomplete applications and travel award applications submitted after the June 2, 2014 deadline will not be considered. 

Award Announcement: Travel awards will be announced at the conference.  A check will be mailed to the travel award recipient within 30 days of the end of the conference.



"Biological Methylation: Regulation of Chromatin, Epigenetics, and Disease"
July 6-11, 2014 . Nassau, The Bahamas

Travel Award Amount: A minimum of four awards of $500 per student or post-doc. The number and/or size of awards may increase depending on the success of ongoing fund raising.

Eligibility and Application Requirements: Applicants must be a current graduate student or postdoctoral trainee in good standing and submit a first-author abstract to present at the conference. Applicants must pay for the registration fee and all travel expenses in advance of the conference. At the time of registration, trainees must submit a CV and abstract. To apply for the travel award, the applicant must submit a letter explaining how they will benefit from attending the conference and how receiving a travel award will help attendance. This letter should be emailed directly to the conference organizer, Or Gozani, ogozani@stanford.edu. Preference will be given to requests completed by the early registration deadline of May 18th.



"Lipids and Lipid Regulated Kinases in Cancer"
July 27- August 1, 2014 . Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Travel Award Amount: $500 USD

Details: A limited number of travel awards are available to offset the meeting costs of students and postdoctoral trainees to attend the "2014 Lipids and Lipid Regulated Kinases in Cancer” Science Research Conference.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be a current graduate student or postdoctoral trainee in good standing and submit(ed) a first-author abstract to present at the conference.  Applicants must pay for the registration fee and all travel expenses in advance of the conference.  At the time of registration, trainees must submit a CV and abstract. Travel award recipients will be required to present a short talk. 

Deadline: June 26, 2014.  Incomplete applications and travel award applications submitted after the June 26, 2014 deadline will not be considered. 

Award Announcement: Travel awards will be announced at the conference.  A check will be mailed to the travel award recipient within 30 days of the end of the conference.

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