Travel awards

Graduate Student or Postdoctoral Researcher Award

Graduate Student or Postdoctoral Researcher Award

This award will be issued competitively to assist members presenting research at #DiscoverBMB.

Award recipients will be reimbursed for qualifying travel expenses up to $1,000. 

Submission of an application is not a guarantee of funding.

Award requirements and eligibility

  • 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.
  • An abstract submission, as first author, by the abstract deadline of 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Nov. 30.
  • No more than two awards will be given to a single lab.
  • Individuals who received a travel award to attend the 2022 ASBMB Annual Meeting, held in conjunction with Experimental Biology, are ineligible to apply for a travel award to attend #DiscoverBMB 2023.

Participation requirements

Award recipients are required to participate fully in the following activities:
  • Presentation of submitted abstract during #DiscoverBMB. Abstract-programming notifications will be sent prior to the early-registration deadline.
  • Participation in a travel awardee networking event. Time and date will be included in award notifications.

Information required for submission of application

  • Successfully submitted abstract as first author.
  • Statement — Benefit statement explaining how meeting attendance will benefit your professional development and your need for financial assistance (3,000 characters maximum, not including spaces).
  • Letter of recommendation from your current adviser — Letter must be submitted at the time of application (see "Note for adviser" below).

Note for adviser

Applicant — Share the following with your current research adviser well in advance of submitting an application:

A letter of recommendation is required from each applicant's current research adviser and must be uploaded at the time of application submission. Address the letter of support to "The ASBMB Award Review Committee." The letter must be on institution letterhead and include the adviser's signature.
The letter of recommendation should address each of the following:

  • How meeting attendance will benefit applicant's professional development
  • Applicant's need for financial assistance to attend meeting.
  • Scientific merit of applicant's work.