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

Award categories

Applying for a travel award

The travel award submission link will be available in early September.

The travel award application is included in the abstract-submission system. Once you submit an abstract, you will see the options to apply for a travel award. Submission of an abstract as first author is a requirement for applying for a travel award. Both abstract and travel award applications must be submitted by the Nov. 30, 2022, deadline to be considered. Incomplete submission/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 five business days prior to submitting an application. Dues must be paid in full for the dues year January–December 2023.
  2. An abstract submission, as 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).
  • One application permitted per applicant. Only first author of abstract can apply.
  • 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

Sept. 8 Abstract and travel award submissions open
Oct. 15 Early-decision abstract submission deadline
Nov. 1 Early-decision abstract notifications sent to authors (includes acceptant/rejection but not presentation format)
Nov. 30 On-time abstract and travel award application submission deadline
Dec. 4 Late-breaking abstract submissions open (poster presentation only)
Jan. 4, 2023 Late-breaking abstract submission deadline (poster presentation only)
Mid-January 2023 Travel award notifications sent to applicants
Mid-January 2023 Abstract programming notifications to authors of on-time abstracts and early-decision abstracts (includes presentation format, i.e. oral or poster)
Early February 2023 Abstract programming notification to authors of late-breaking abstracts

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