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 5 p.m. Eastern on Nov. 30.
  • No more than two awards will be given to a single lab.

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.

Information required for submission of application

  • Successfully submitted abstract as first author.
  • Statement — 500 words describing your career goals and why attending #DiscoverBMB will be beneficial to you.
  • Letter of recommendation from your current adviser — Letter must be submitted with other documents at the time of application (see "Note for adviser" below).
  • Résumé or abbreviated curriculum vitae (two to three pages).
  • Name supporting document files according to this format: last name_document type (e.g.: Armstrong_AdviserLtr.pdf, Armstrong_CV.pdf).

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.