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2012 ASCB Annual Meeting

Postdocs in Cell Biology Award

Application Deadline: September 4, 2012

Award Overview:
Cell Biology Postdoctoral Travel Awards are available to postdocs at any stage of training and from any country to cover expenses for transportation (including air fare, train fare, personal or rental car, taxi fare, etc.). To qualify for a travel award, an applicant must be an ASCB member or have recently submitted an application for ASCB membership. The maximum award is US$300. The ASCB Education Committee will select the award winners on the basis of scientific merit, professional development, and financial need. Individuals who have previously received an ASCB Predoctoral Student Travel Award or a Minorities Affairs Committee Travel Award are eligible to apply for a Postdoctoral Travel Award. However, you cannot receive more than one type of ASCB award in any given year and you cannot apply for a postdoctoral travel award if you have received one in the past.

Submit a Postdocs in Cell Biology Travel Award

Steps To Apply:

  1. Submit Abstract
    To qualify for consideration for a Cell Biology Postdoctoral Travel Award, abstracts must be submitted to the Annual Meeting through the regular abstract submission process. Applicants must be the first author on a submitted abstract. Once you successfully complete your abstract submission, you will receive a confirmation email with your abstract control number. The number will need to be entered on this award application.
  2. Complete and Submit This Application
    Provide your contact information, answer questions about yourself, and enter your abstract control number (see Step 1). Each applicant must complete this application separately.
  3. Send Letter of Recommendation
    A letter of recommendation from the principal investigator/advisor must be submitted with this travel award application. Address the letter of support to "Cell Biology Postdoctoral Travel Award Review Committee." The letter should address 1) the scientific merit of the postdoc's work, 2) how the meeting attendance will benefit the postdoc's professional development, and 3) the postdoc's need for financial assistance to attend the meeting.

How To Send Your Letter of Recommendation:
Your advisor will be sent a URL through which he/she can directly upload a letter of recommendation. Do not upload more than one letter. If necessary, send an updated letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Deadline and Disposition Notification:
The application deadline is September 4, 2012. A completed application includes the application form, abstract control number, and letter of recommendation. Applicants will be notified via email in mid-October regarding the status of their application.

If you have questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., at 301-347-9302.

Submit a Postdocs in Cell Biology Travel Award

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