Eligibility and Requirements

All travel award recipients must be USA Citizens or Permanent Residents (‘green card’) of the USA, and must reside within the USA or USA territories.  

To receive support from the FASEB Diversity Resources Program, all applicants must be USA citizens, or non-citizen nationals (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), or legal permanent residents.   An individual lawfully admitted for permanent residence 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 Diversity Resources Program funding or support.

Proof of USA Citizenship is required. Proof of citizenship may be verified by one of the following federal or state government-issued documents:

  • USA Passport
  • USA Birth Certificate
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Certificate of United States Citizenship
  • Consular Registration of Birth Abroad Form.

All full-time students and postdoctoral/clinical fellows meeting the citizenship/residency requirements at USA accredited postsecondary institutions are eligible to apply for the travel awards.

Applicants who are supported by NIH F-series, NIH K-series, and/or NIH T-series grants or applicants who have similar support from other Federal agencies (e.g., NSF, etc.) are eligible for funding support from the FASEB Diversity Resources Program activities funded by the R25 grant mechanism.  Graduate students and/or Postdoctoral Fellows who are supported through their mentor’s NIH R01 grant or similar grant from other Federal agencies may also receive travel funds. All sources of Federal funding support must be disclosed with the application packet.

Please note: We are prohibited from providing funds to employees and trainees at Federal facilities who receive Federal support for their salary/wages. For more information regarding Federal Travel Regulations, visit http://www.gsa.gov and type in 'Federal Travel Regulations' in the search box.

For poster/platform (oral) presentation travel award applicants (1st Authors who are also the presenting authors only):  Abstracts submitted and accepted as a poster or oral presentation will be used as the basis for the awards. A written recommendation from the Department Head or Dean must accompany the applications. In addition, the application package should include a brief statement from the applicants as to what anticipated benefits will be obtained by attending the meeting or conference.   The FASEB Diversity Resources Program Travel Award Selection Committee will select the award recipients based on the accepted abstracts of applicants who are eligible for FASEB Diversity Resources Program funding as specified by the goals and objectives of the TWD Division of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health.

Refer to the Travel Awards for scientific meetings application form or contact the FASEB Diversity Resources Program Office at marcssm@faseb.org for more information.

Last Updated: 09/05/18


The FASEB Diversity Resources Program is funded by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health.  [R25-GM116706]