Sharon Gray Women’s Young Investigator Travel Awards

American Society of Plant Biologists

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Grant amount: US $1,000

Anticipated deadline: Dec 11, 2020 8:59pm PST

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher Faculty Unaffiliated Researcher Working Professional

Funding uses: Conference, Education / Outreach, Fellowship

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: California

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Must travel to: California

Gender restriction: Female

Degree requirements: Applicants must be within 3 years of receiving their PhD

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ASPB is now accepting applications for the Sharon Gray Women’s Young Investigator Travel Awards to attend Plant Biology 2020, which will be held this year in Washington, DC from July 25-29, 2020.

Sharon Gray had a passion for and commitment to mentoring women in science. By naming the WYITAs for Sharon, we honor her contributions and seek to continue her legacy. The goal of the program is to increase attendance of early-career female investigators who are within the first five years of their appointment in academic faculty-level positions, government research positions, or industry research scientist positions, as well as experienced postdocs.

Awardees must hold positions at an academic, industrial, or government institution. The Society with support from a fund established in memory of Sharon Gray has allotted $8000 to be given out in increments of $1000 for this program.

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


  • Must be members of ASPB. (Applicants may reside outside the U.S.)
  • Must currently be in one of the following categories:
    • Academic faculty member (within first 5 years of appointment) ;
    • Government member (within first 5 years of appointment) ;
    • Industry member (within first 5 years of appointment) ;
    • An Experienced post-doctoral researcher with at least three consecutive years of research in their field (seeking to obtain an independent position).

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member.