Please note: You may only apply for one type of travel award.  You can apply for both a travel award and a WICB Childcare Grant.

Undergraduate Student Travel Awards

Award Overview:

Undergraduate Student Travel Awards are available to undergraduate students to cover expenses to attend the annual meeting. To qualify for a travel award, an applicant must be an ASCB member or have recently submitted an application for ASCB membership. The maximum award is US$300. The proximity of the applicant’s institution to San Diego will be taken into consideration when setting the award amount. The ASCB Education Committee will select the award winners on the basis of financial need, scientific merit, and educational and professional interests.

Steps to Apply:

  • Submit Abstract– To qualify for consideration for an Undergraduate Student Travel Award, abstracts must be submitted to the meeting through the regular abstract submission process. Applicants must be the first author on a submitted abstract.
  • Complete and Submit the Application– Provide your contact information and answer questions about yourself. Each applicant must complete this application separately.
  • Send Letter of Recommendation– A letter of recommendation from the principal investigator/advisor must be submitted with this travel award application. Address the letter of support to “Undergraduate Student Travel Award Review Committee.” The letter should address the undergraduate’s need for financial assistance to attend the meeting, how the meeting attendance will benefit the undergraduate, and the scientific merit of the undergraduate’s work.

How to Send Your Letter of Recommendation:

Your advisor will be sent a URL through which he/she can directly upload a letter of recommendation. In your confirmation email you will receive a link that will enable you to change anything on your application or upload a new advisor letter if necessary until September 1, 2015.

Deadline and Disposition Notification:

The application deadline is September 1, 2015. A completed application includes:

  • Application form
  • Letter of recommendation

Applicants will be notified via email in  early October regarding the status of their application. Questions? Click here.