Travel and Childcare Grants

ASCB offers travel grants to undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, underrepresented minorities, international graduate students and postdocs, junior faculty at primarily undergraduate institutions, and LGBTQ+ scientists, as well as grants for childcare assistance. You will be considered for all grants you are eligible to receive. The reviewers will judge all applications on the basis of financial need, science, and stage of career. Each applicant may only receive one travel grant, plus childcare assistance, if applicable. Travel grant applications will open May 15 and close on September 4, 2019.

Travel Grants

IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO READ BEFORE YOU APPLY

  • All applicants must be ASCB members or have applied for ASCB membership. Not a member? Join now
  • All applicants must have first submitted an abstract for the meeting and you will need to copy and paste your abstract into the travel grant application. Click here to submit an abstract.
  • You will be considered for all grants you are eligible for. The application contains questions about eligibility for those from International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) and European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) countries and LGBTQ+ scientists.
  • You are not eligible to receive a travel grant two years in a row, with the exception of underrepresented minorities, as these grants are funded by the National Institutes of Health and have grant-associated conditions.
  • You will be judged on the basis of financial need, science, and stage of career.
  • If an advisor letter of support is needed your advisor will be sent a URL through which he/she can directly upload a letter of recommendation.
  • Deadline for submission, including any letters of support if required, is September 4, 2019.
  • Each applicant may only receive one type of travel grant, plus childcare assistance (separate application), if applicable.
  • ASCB will waive the meeting registration fee instead of offering travel reimbursement to individuals at the National Institutes of Health who are selected to receive a travel grant.
  • Applicants will be notified in late September regarding the status of their travel grant application.

Here’s what each grant offers/requires:

U.S. Undergraduate students - $300. (Requirements: abbreviated CV, advisor recommendation). Funding provided by ASCB.

U.S. Graduate students - $300. (Requirements: abbreviated CV, advisor recommendation). Funding provided by ASCB.

U.S. Postdoctoral researchers - $300. (Requirements: abbreviated CV, advisor recommendation). Funding provided by ASCB.

International graduate students and postdocs - up to $750. Students and young scientists who are nationals of ICGEB Member States, with priority to be given to those residing outside the US, are eligible for four grants of up to €500 and four grants of up to €750. (Requirements: abbreviated CV, advisor recommendation). Funding provided by EMBO and ICGEB.

Junior faculty at a primarily undergraduate institution in the U.S. - $400 (Requirements: abbreviated CV). Funding provided by ASCB.

Underrepresented Minorities - up to $1,700. (Requirements:  varies by career state). Funding provided by an NIH IPERT grant to the ASCB.

LGBTQ+ scientists - Two grants, each up to $900. (Requirements: abbreviated CV and statement of why this grant will benefit you). Funding provided by ASCB.

 

Childcare Grants

Questions? Click here