Travel awards

The ASBMB offers awards to assist primary authors (first authors) presenting research at #DiscoverBMB.

Award categories

Applying for a travel award

The travel award application is included in the abstract submission system expected to open in September. When you submit an abstract as the primary author (first author), the travel award application submission option will appear based on the primary author’s (first author) eligibility. Submission of abstract as primary author (first author) is required for application for travel award. Both abstract and travel award application must be submitted by the Nov. 30 deadline in order to be considered. Incomplete submissions/applications will not be considered.

Requirements to apply

  1. ASBMB membership: Applicants must be active members in good standing. Renewal payments or new membership applications must be completed with dues paid at least two business days prior to submitting an application. Dues must be paid in full for the dues year January–December 2024.
  2. An abstract submission, as primary author (first author), by the abstract deadline of 5 p.m. Eastern on Nov. 30.

General application criteria

  • Award application deadline: 5 p.m. Eastern on Nov. 30 (award application deadline will not be extended).
  • Only primary author (first author) of abstract can apply. One application permitted per applicant.
  • The submitter and the applicant must be the same individual. Advisers should not submit on behalf of a student/trainee.
  • All application requirements, criteria, award reporting and/or required event participation are the applicant's responsibility. Failure to fulfill all requirements of the award is grounds for award forfeiture.
  • The ASBMB does not provide evaluation feedback of individual applications.
  • All award decisions are final.

Important dates

July 12 Workshop and interest group proposal submission opens
Sept. 14 Abstract submission opens
Oct. 5 Exhibit and sponsorship sales opens
Oct. 12 Early-decision abstract deadline
Nov. 2 Registration and housing opens
Nov. 30 On-time abstract deadline
Nov. 30 Travel award application deadline
Dec. 14 Late-breaking abstract submission opens
Jan. 18 Late-breaking abstract deadline