Student Chapters Travel Awards

The purpose of the ASBMB Student Chapters travel award is to support the attendance of undergraduates at the ASBMB annual meeting.  Each Student Chapters travel award is worth $500.  

Application deadline
Nov. 27, 2019 at 5 p.m. ET


  • Travel awards may only be used to support an undergraduate student's attendance at the ASBMB annual meeting to present his/her research.
  • All travel award recipients must submit his/her poster abstract to an ASBMB topic category by the abstract submission deadline. Late breaking abstracts and abstracts submitted to non-ASBMB topic categories are not eligible.
  • Only the first author of a submitted abstract is eligible to receive the travel award.
  • All undergraduate travel award recipients must present at the annual ASBMB Undergraduate Poster Competition and during the general meeting. Failure to present at both events will result in the loss of the travel award.
  • There are two types of Student Chapters travel awards, and each has additional eligibility criteria (see below). Please note: The ASBMB also offers competitive undergraduate travel awards. All undergraduate members of the ASBMB are eligible to apply.

Non-competitive Student Chapters travel award

  • Each chapter receives one travel award if it has five or more members.  Chapters with 20 or more members receive two travel awards.
  • Recipient must be a member of the chapter.
  • The chapter faculty adviser designates the travel awardee. Chapter members may not apply for this award by themselves.
  • All eligibility requirements stated above also apply.

Regional Meeting travel award

  • Awarded based on the quality of the recipient's research and presentation.
  • Recipients do not need to be members of an ASBMB Student Chapter.
  • All eligibility requirements stated under "Eligibility" above also apply.

How to apply
Students may not apply for either award. Non-competitive Student Chapters travel awards are designated by each chapter's faculty adviser. Information on how to designate recipients can be found here

At each Student Chapters-funded regional meeting, the host chapter may designate up to three travel awards. The host chapter must submit recipients' names, contact information, biographies, photos and brief descriptions of their research projects to within one month of the meeting.