Graduate Minority Travel Award Description

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 2011, in Washington, DC.

Successful applicants will be reimbursed for their qualifying meeting related travel expenses (meeting registration, housing, Economy transportation, and meals), following their participation in the meeting and related events noted below, up to a maximum of $1,650 US.

NEW eligibility requirement for 2011!
To be eligible for consideration, applicant must be a current member of ASBMB at the time of application submission and have paid their membership dues for the billing cycle which includes the 2011 Annual Meeting.

Students already funded by the MARC Program are not eligible.

Only U.S. citizens or permanent residents qualify for this award. 

Applicant must be a member of a minority group currently under-represented in science (African American, Hispanic American, Native American, or Pacific Islander). 

Full participation by ALL travel award recipients is MANDATORY at the following pre-meeting events.  Travel awardees should plan to arrive at the event location by 4:00 PM on Friday, April 8th.  Details will be provided to all award recipients with their award notifications. 

  • Friday, April 8, 2011, Travel Award Plenary Lecture and Poster Presentations
  • Saturday, April 9, 2011, Trainee Professional Development Program

Poster presentation during this special travel award event is in addition to the awardee's abstract presentation at the main EB2011 meeting, April 10-13, 2011.  Programming details for this second presentation will be sent in February, 2011.

Required Supporting Documents

The following required supporting documents are for this award only and must be uploaded as .pdf or .jpg files.  All other file types must be converted to .pdf or .jpg.

  • Research Statement: 500 words describing the focus of your research, inspiration or motivation for studying science and future career goals.
  • Abstract: copy of your successfully submitted abstract. 
  • CV: 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


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