ASBMB Child Care Grant - New this year!

The ASBMB is accepting applications for grant support to help offset the cost of child care, enabling scientists with dependent children to present their abstract and attend the ASBMB annual meeting. 


Part I: Guidelines

DEADLINE EXTENSION: Monday, November 9, 2009, 5:00 PM, Eastern, for all ASBMB Travel Award Applications and Abstract Submissions
Applications will be accepted online thru Wednesday, November 4, 2009.

All applicants must “Successfully Submit” an abstract to an ASBMB Topic Category and pay the $65 nonrefundable abstract submission fee, by the November 4, 2009 abstract submission deadline in order to complete a travel award/grant application.

Note: The abstract submission and travel award/grant application deadlines are both
November 4, 2009.

Abstracts must be submitted to an ASBMB Topic Category.  Abstracts submitted to other societies’ topic categories do not qualify and will be declined for an award.  You may return to the abstract submission site by November 4, 2009, and log in as a returning user to update your topic category selection if necessary.

Only abstracts with a status of “successfully submitted,” can be submitted as part of an application.  Abstracts with 'pending' or 'incomplete' status do not qualify and will be declined for an award.  A successfully submitted abstract means the $65 abstract submission fee has been paid.

The $65 nonrefundable abstract submission fee is required and cannot be waived by the ASBMB Office.  This fee is NOT your meeting registration which is a separate fee.

Applicant must be the first and presenting author of the abstract.  There are NO co-first authors.

Late-breaking abstracts cannot be accepted as part of a travel award application.

There are a limited number of awards in each award/grant category. All categories will be awarded competitively.  Child Care grant applications are evaluated based on need. 

Applicant may apply to only one travel award/grant category.  Applications received by the same applicant for multiple award/grant categories will not be accepted.  

When preparing your travel award/grant application, please have all required supporting documents available to upload at the time of application.  You will not be able to log back onto the site at a later time to finish an incomplete travel award application.  Specific documentation requirements and guidelines for this award/grant are detailed below.


Part II: Specific to this Grant

Only one parent of a child or children may apply. Priority will be given to students and early-stage scientists.  

Child Care Grant funds may not be applied to normal, ongoing child care expenses.

A limited amount of funding is available and the ASBMB may only fund a portion of your request.

Recipients are required to present a talk and/or poster at the meeting.

Applicants may apply to only one travel award or grant category. 

U.S. residency is not required for this award.

There are no supporting documents required to be uploaded during the online application process for the ASBMB Child Care Grant.

Part III: Notification/Communication

ALL communication regarding travel award/grant applications will be via the email address provided on the travel award/grant application.

Please set your internet spam filter to accept email messages from the and domains.

Applicants will receive an email no later than November 30, 2009, confirming receipt of their application by the ASBMB Office.  This is a confirmation of receipt of application only, not an award notification.   If you do not receive a confirmation email by November 30, you may send an inquiry to beginning December 1st. 

Applicants will be notified via email of the disposition of their application no later than January, 31, 2010.  To expedite the communication process, we ask that you refrain from contacting the ASBMB Office prior to this date.   If you do not receive notification by January 31, you are strongly encouraged to contact the ASBMB at

Part IV: Reimbursement

Reimbursement of grant funding is distributed by the ASBMB Office in Bethesda, MD, following recipients’ participation in the meeting. No grant funds are distributed prior to the conclusion of the meeting and no funds are distributed on-site in Anaheim.

Reimbursement takes approximately 4-6 weeks to process following receipt of documentation.

Original receipts must accompany all reimbursement requests.  Faxed or scanned documentation cannot be accepted.

Grant funds may NOT be used to fund normal ongoing child care expenses. Travel related expenses for the attendee, including meeting registration and the $65 nonrefundable abstract submission fee do NOT qualify for reimbursement under the ASBMB Child Care Grant.  The abstract submission fee is a separate fee from the meeting registration.

Specific reimbursement instructions will be provided to all grant recipients with their notification. 


Part V: Application

Applications are no longer being accepted.  Decision email notifications will be sent by January 31, 2010.

ASBMB Child Care Grant Application 

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