ASBMB Graduate Minority Travel Award

The ASBMB Minority Travel Awards Program is funded through a grant to the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) by the NIGMS/NIH MARC Program, (FASEB MARC Program: T36-GM08059-27.), to support a portion of the expenses of minority graduate students presenting an abstract at the ASBMB Annual Meeting, held in conjunction with Experimental Biology 2010 in Anaheim, CA. 

Successful applicants will be reimbursed up to a maximum of $1,850 for their qualifying expenses, which include: meeting registration, housing, transportation and meals.

Participation of all travel award recipients in special ASBMB professional development programming on the afternoon of Friday, April 23 and all day Saturday, April 24, is mandatory.  Details will be sent to all awardees with their notification.

 


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 Award

Only U.S. citizens or permanent residents qualify for this award. Students already funded by the MARC Program are not eligible.

Applicants must be members of a minority group currently under-represented in science (i.e., African American, Hispanic American, Native American, or Pacific Islander). 

If American Indian/Native American, you will be required to specify your tribe and provide a copy of your tribal affiliation certificate with your supporting documentation.

You will be asked for your Citizenship/Residency Status. 

If you are a “Permanent Resident of the USA,” you will be required to provide a copy of your “Green Card” with your supporting documentation.

IMPORTANT: Attendance by ALL Travel Award Recipients is compulsory at a special travel award poster session and professional development program held on Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24, 2010, prior to the start of the main meeting.  Travel Awardees should plan to arrive at the meeting by 4:00 PM on Friday, April 23. Schedule and location details will be provided to all award recipients with their award notifications. 

Abstract presentation during this special travel award program is in addition to the awardees abstract presentation at the main EB10 meeting, April 25-27, 2010. Programming details for this second presentation will be sent in February, 2010.

Required Supporting Documents

The following required supporting documents are for this award only and must be uploaded as a single Word document or PDF file during the online application process:

500 word statement providing a general description of your research including the long term goal of your project and your future career goals.

Copy of your successfully submitted abstract. 
(Abstract guidelines as noted at the top of this page.)

Copy of the applicant's CV.

If American Indian/Native American, you will be required to specify your tribe and provide a copy of your tribal affiliation certificate with your supporting documentation.

If you are a “Permanent Resident of the USA,” you will be required to provide a copy of your “Green Card” with your supporting documentation.


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 asbmb.org, faseb.org and mirasmart.com 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 meetings@asbmb.org 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 meetings@asbmb.org.

ASBMB Graduate Minority Travel Award applicants will recieve notification regarding their application directly from the FASEB MARC Office.


Part IV: Reimbursement

Funds for the ASBMB Graduate Minority Travel Award will be distributed by FASEB's MARC Office, following the recipients’ participation in the meeting.  No travel funds will be issued onsite in Anaheim. 

Details regarding reimbursement will be provided to all recipients directly from the FASEB MARC Office.

Note: The $65 nonrefundable abstract submission fee does not qualify as a reimbursable expense. The abstract submission fee is a separate fee from the meeting registration.


Part V: Application

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

ASBMB Graduate Minority Travel Award Application 



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