ASPB Minority Affairs Committee Recognition Travel Award

American Society of Plant Biologists


Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Jan 31, 2019 8:59pm PST

Applicant type: Graduate Student Faculty Undergraduate Student Postdoctoral Researcher

Funding uses: Conference

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United States

Location of citizenship: United States

Must travel to: Canada

Exclusive to minorities: Yes

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Overview:

With additional support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), ASPB’s Minority Affairs Committee is offering a limited number of Recognition Travel Awards for students, postdocs, and faculty who are themselves members of groups underrepresented in the US scientific workforce and/or who are directly supporting the education and professional development of students in such groups.

Recognition Travel Awards provide “full ride” fellowships to attend ASPB’s annual meeting, which will be held next year in Montreal, Canada, from July 14-18, 2018. The award includes coverage of travel to and accommodations in Montreal, Canada, registration for Plant Biology 2018, a per diem allowance, and membership in ASPB through 2019. Applicants do not have to submit a research abstract to be considered for this award; however, successful applicants with pertinent research are strongly encouraged to present that research during Plant Biology 2018.

The goals of the program are to increase diversity among the annual meeting attendees and to provide access to the science and networking opportunities available at a major society meeting to those that might not otherwise have been able to attend.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Student/Postdoc Requirements:
    • Be a member of a US federally designated underrepresented minority group
    • Attend a US high school or US accredited institution of higher education
    • Individuals must be a US citizen or permanent resident
  • Faculty Requirements:
    • Be a member of a US federally designated underrepresented minority group OR
    • Be employed at a US minority serving institution
    • Individuals must be a US citizen or permanent resident
  • ASPB membership is not a requirement to apply.