Travel Grants

Two types of travel grants are available for this meeting: early-career travel awards and travel awards for underrepresented groups. Applicants meeting the criteria for both awards may simultaneously apply for both avenues of support (in these cases, applicants only need to submit one application statement; applicants should follow instructions for the travel awards for underrepresented groups).

All application materials for travel awards should be submitted to smbeeukaryotes@gmail.com. Please submit travel award applications at the same time as submission of meeting abstracts (instructions for abstract submission are available here)! Submission deadline is Feburary 22, 2013.


Early-career travel awards ($5oo stipend for participants from the USA, $1000 stipend for international participants) are intended to subsidize workshop costs for graduate students and postdocs attending the SMBE Satellite Meeting on Eukaryotic -Omics. Meeting registration costs will be waived for all recipients of travel awards.

Meeting participants (grad students/postdocs) who are applying for an early-career travel grant MUST submit their Curriculum vitae along with a 1-page statement addressing the following:

  • The need for financial support to attend the SMBE Satellite Meeting
  • The merit and relevance of applicant’s work to Eukaryotic –Omics (all participants applying for a travel award must also submit an abstract for an oral/poster presentation)
  • How meeting attendance will enhance career/professional development

Travel awards for underrepresented groups ($1050 stipend for participants from the USA, $1850 stipend for international participants) are intended to increase the diversity of workshop participants by providing full travel funding for researchers from underrepresented groups. Applicants from all career stages will be considered for this travel award. Minority groups historically underrepresented in STEM fields, women, and faculty from minority-serving institutions, are especially encouraged to apply. Meeting registration costs will be waived for all recipients of travel awards.

Meeting participants who are applying for an early-career travel grant MUST submit their Curriculum vitae and a 2-page statement addressing the following:

  • The need for financial support to attend the SMBE Satellite Meeting
  • The merit and relevance of applicant’s work to Eukaryotic –Omics (all participants applying for a travel award must also submit an abstract for an oral/poster presentation)
  • How meeting attendance will enhance career/professional development
  • How meeting attendance will enhance diversity at the SMBE Satellite meeting and ultimately benefit research/educational initiatives at the participant’s home institution (e.g. for faculty from minority serving institutes).