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Travel Awards for Scientific Meetings and Conferences 

Poster Presenter at EB2007 Dr. Steve Anderson (U of Colorado HSC) and SROP Student Martin Rosario at EB2011
ATTENTION: All complete travel award application packets must be received by the FASEB MARC Program Office by 5:00 PM (Eastern Time) on the related application receipt deadline date.  ALL late and/or incomplete application packets will be DECLINED upon receipt.

NOTICE:  “Conditional/Contingent upon funding availability” travel awards
 
Please be advised of the following information pertaining to FASEB MARC Program Travel and Meeting Registration Only award funding for meetings and program activities that occur after June 30, 2015.
 
FASEB is awaiting a funding decision for the NIGMS/NIH grant #T36GM0008059-32.  The funding decision is expected by the end of March/early April 2015.  Presently, funding for FASEB MARC Program Travel and Meeting Registration Only Awards to the FASEB Societies Scientific Meetings and Conferences is available only for meetings and conferences scheduled to occur before July 1, 2015.  Any FASEB MARC Program Award offered for meetings that will take place on or after July 1, 2015 will be offered on a “conditional/contingent upon funding availability” basis.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

 

 
The FASEB MARC Program provides funding for travel awards to support the participation of Faculty/ Mentors and one Student, and Poster/Platform (Oral) Presenters at selected scientific meetings and conferences. The awards help to defray meeting registration and travel-related expenses (lodging, transportation, per diem) for eligible undergraduate and PhD/graduate students, postdoctorates, junior faculty and mentors/faculty scientists who are individuals of groups identified as being underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.

 

Biomedical and behavioral science categories include: biochemistry, bioengineering, biology, cell biology, chemistry, genetics, mathematics, microbiology, neurobiology, physics, physiology and some parts of psychology and sociology.

Full-time faculty members/mentors, undergraduate/PhD-graduate students and postdoctoral fellows meeting the citizenship/residency requirements at accredited postsecondary minority institutions are also eligible to apply for the travel awards. (Refer to the Faculty/Students and Poster/Oral Presenter Travel Award applications for the travel award amount.)

NOTE 1:  We are not allowed to provide travel awards for UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS to attend/participate in meetings held outside of the USA. 

NOTE 2:  Travel awards are NOT available for local participants (defined as "residing within a 50-mile radius of the meeting venue") to attend local meetings. 

NOTE 3:  FASEB MARC Meeting Registration Only awards are available for local area full-time students (undergraduate and graduate) and postdoctoral fellows who reside within a 50-mile radius of the meeting/conference venue/location.


NOTE 4:  Faculty/student travel awards are NOT available for international meetings, meetings held in Puerto Rico, or meetings held in the USA territories of Guam, American Samoa, or the USA
 states of Alaska and Hawai'i.

NOTE 5:  Meetings held in Mexico are international meetings; however, following the National Institutes of Health travel policy for meetings held in Canada, an exception is made for meetings held in Canada, which now falls under the NIH
 domestic travel guidelines.  

NOTE 6:  Faculty/student travel awards are NOT available for faculty/mentors and students who are biologically or legally (i.e., parent/child, co-habitating, spouses, etc.) related to one another.  

 

Travel awards are processed as reimbursements to the award recipients. An award recipient will be required to pay his/her meeting- and travel-related expenses first, and then request reimbursement from the FASEB MARC Program Office after completion of the meeting/conference.
 
* Qualified underrepresented groups that have been identified as being underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences include, but are not limited to: African Americans, Alaskan Natives, Hispanic Americans, American Indians/Native Americans who maintain tribal affiliation or community attachment, and Natives of the USA Pacific Islands (Guam, Hawai'i and American Samoa only.)
 
To receive support from the FASEB MARC Program, all applicants must be USA citizens, or non-citizen nationals (a non-citizen national is a person who, although not a citizen of the United States of America, owes permanent allegiance to the USA.  This is generally a person born in a land that is not a state, but that is under USA sovereignty, jurisdiction, or administration -- for example, American Samoa), or permanent residents.   An individual lawfully admitted for permanent residence must possess an alien registration receipt card (I-551 -- commonly known as a 'green card') prior to applying for funding and participation.  Individuals on temporary or student visas, those seeking asylum, or refugees are not eligible for FASEB MARC Program funding or support. 
 
The purpose of the MARC Program is to achieve greater participation in the biomedical and behavioral research enterprise of this country by individuals from underrepresented groups as described above.  Therefore, participant selection will take into consideration whether an individual’s participation would help achieve the overall goals and objectives of the MARC Program. 
 
There are two types of travel awards, and two types of meeting registration only awards available:
 
 
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Faculty/Mentor and Student Travel Award: Each award provides funding for one full-time faculty member/mentor ONE full-time student from a U.S.A. accredited minority/minority-serving institution to participate in one of the selected national meetings or conferences. (See listing of eligible meetings and conferences).  Full-time underrepresented students and postdoctoral fellows meeting the citizenship/residency requirements at U.S.A. accredited majority institutions are also eligible to apply for the travel awards. The faculty/mentor must nominate ONE full-time student (undergraduate and/or PhD-graduate) who is pursuing a research degree/career in a life sciences discipline. The application packet must be submitted by the Faculty/Mentor listed on the application form. We do not accept Faculty/Mentor and Student Travel Award applications from students.  We do not offer Faculty/Mentor ONLY travel awards.

NOTE: Effective December 13, 2014, the Faculty/Mentor & Student Travel Award is limited to only ONE student per faculty/mentor application packet.  Please be advised that funding for this program activity will end on June 30, 2015.

Notice Concerning the ABRCMS Meeting: 
Effective August 22, 2012, please be advised, we no longer offer Faculty/Mentor and Student Travel Awards for the ABRCMS meetings.  Only undergraduate students meeting FASEB MARC Program eligibility criteria who have been selected to present a poster or oral presentation at the ABRCMS meeting are eligible to receive the
FASEB MARC Travel Awards for ABRCMS.  Undergraduate students interested in participating in the ABRCMS meeting should apply individually for the Poster/Platform (Oral) Presenter Travel Awards. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Meeting Registration Only Award for Students/Postdoctoral Fellows:  Each award provides funding for one local area*, full-time underrepresented PhD-graduate/undergraduate student or postdoctoral fellow who registers to attend one of the selected national meetings or conferences. Eligible local area, full-time students and postdoctoral fellows enrolled at  U.S.A. accredited minority/minority-serving institutions are also eligible to apply for this award. The amount eligible for reimbursement consideration will be the equivalent amount of the early/advance registration fee in the appropriate registrant category (e.g., student, postdoctoral fellow, member, nonmember, etc.).  Receipts submitted at the onsite meeting registration fee rates will be reimbursed at the early/advance registration fee rates.  NOTE: For the ABRCMS Meeting, only undergraduate students meeting FASEB MARC Program eligibility criteria are eligible to receive the FASEB MARC Meeting Registration Only Award for ABRCMS.

* Local area is defined as "residing within a 50-mile radius of the meeting/conference venue/location".

 
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Poster/Platform (Oral) Presenter Travel Award: Each award provides funding for one underrepresented PhD-graduate/undergraduate student or postdoctoral fellow who is 1st author (first person listed on the abstract. Co-first-authors are not considered) and has been selected to give an oral or poster presentation at one of the selected national meetings or conferences. (See listing of eligible meetings/conferences.)
 
Notice Concerning the ABRCMS MeetingPlease be advised, for the ABRCMS meeting, only full-time undergraduate students are eligible to receive the FASEB MARC Poster/Platform (Oral) Presenter Travel Awards.

Meeting Registration Only Award for Students/Postdoctoral Fellows - Poster/Platform (Oral) Presenter:  Each award provides funding for one local area*, full-time underrepresented PhD-graduate/undergraduate student or postdoctoral fellow who is 1st author (first person listed on the abstract. Co-first-authors are not considered) and has been selected to give an oral or poster presentation at one of the selected national meetings or conferences.   Eligible local area, full-time students and postdoctoral fellows enrolled at  U.S.A. accredited minority/minority-serving institutions are also eligible to apply for this award. The amount eligible for reimbursement consideration will be the equivalent amount of the early/advance registration fee in the appropriate registrant category (e.g., student, postdoctoral fellow, member, nonmember, etc.).  Receipts submitted at the onsite meeting registration fee rates will be reimbursed at the early/advance registration fee rates.  NOTE: For the ABRCMS Meeting, only undergraduate students meeting the FASEB MARC Program eligibility criteria are eligible to receive the FASEB MARC Meeting Registration Only Award for ABRCMS.

* Local area is defined as "residing within a 50-mile radius of the meeting/conference venue/location".


 
 
NIH Boot Camp at EB2015 will be held March 27-28, 2015 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.  Participation in the NIH Boot Camp is limited to PhD-level Scientists and Senior-level Graduate Students who will be leading their own groups in academics, industry, non-profits and government (research and non-research related pospitions.  All applications for the NIH Boot Camp at EB2015 must be received no later than Friday, February 5, 2015, 5:00PM EDT. Late and/or incomplete application packets will be declined upon receipt. There will not be onsite registration. 

All approved and accepted applicants will be required to pay a registration fee of $25.00 to participate in the Institute.  This payment must be included with your application at the time your application is submitted.

Lodging Assistance Travel Awards  (up to $250) will be available for all non-Boston area participants if the participants are selected. The travel awards will be provided as a reimbursement after the EB2015 meeting.  Original hotel receipts will be required.)
  NOTE:  We are not allowed to provide lodging assistance awards for selected participants who reside within a 50-mile radius of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. 

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FASEB MARC Poster/Oral Pre-Conference Preparation Workshop at the ABRCMS MeetingFASEB MARC Program will once again host a Poster/Oral Pre-Conference Preparation Workshop on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, to provide FASEB MARC poster/oral presentation travel award recipients with an opportunity to practice their presentations and obtain feedback from the designated Pre-Conference Preparation Workshop Mentors/Coaches. If you would like to participate in this workshop, you must complete the appropriate travel award application form and indicate your plans to participate at the time you submit your FASEB MARC travel award application form.

NOTE: 
To accommodate the extra hotel night and per diem (for arrival on November 10, 2014), the FASEB MARC travel award amount will be increased to cover related expenses up to $2,350

If you do not plan to attend the FASEB MARC Pre-Conference Preparation Workshop, the FASEB MARC travel award amount will be for related expenses up to $1,950.

ABRCMS 2014: Meeting Registration Only awards are available for full-time undergraduate students.  Application deadline receipt is Friday, October 31, 2014 at 5PM ET.

Additional Information for ABRCMS Meeting Applicants (PLEASE READ)

1)  Poster/Oral Travel Awards are for full-time Undergraduate Students Only.

2)  Faculty/Student Travel Awards are no longer offered for the ABRCMS meeting. (Effective 01/13/12)

3)  If you received a FASEB MARC Program Travel Award for the ABRCMS meeting in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 or 2006, you are NOT ELIGIBLE to receive funding for the ABRCMS 2015 meeting from the FASEB MARC Program. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

4)  If you are a student who participated in the ABRCMS meeting in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 or 2006 you are NOT ELIGIBLE to receive funding for the ABRCMS 2015 meeting from the FASEB MARC Program.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


Compact for Faculty Diversity
FASEB MARC PhD Student Sponsorships for the "Institute on Teaching and Mentoring"/Compact for Faculty Diversity:  Through an agreement with the Compact for Faculty Diversity, the FASEB MARC Program is able to sponsor participation for 50 advanced PhD students at the 2014 Institute on Teaching and Mentoring which will be held October 30-November 2, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. The FASEB MARC Program PhD Student Sponsorships will provide full Institute registration including travel expenses (air travel, hotel lodging and meals) for selected participants.

 

To apply for the FASEB MARC PhD Student Sponsorship for the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, please download the application form and submit the complete packet to the FASEB MARC Program no later than Friday, August 29, 2014 (5 PM EDT). Submit application to via e-mail to marcssm@faseb.org, or via USPS: FASEB Office of MARC and Professional Development Programs, ATTN: Compact for Faculty Diversity, 9650 Rockville Pike, Room L-6203, Bethesda, MD 20814-3998. For more information, please contact Ms. Cordelia Adams at cadams@faseb.org, 301.634.7930301.634.7930.

The application process closed on August 29, 2014.
   

 

 

Eligibility and Requirements

 


All travel award recipients must be USA Citizens or Permanent Residents (‘green card’) of the USA, and must reside within the USA or USA territories.  
 
Qualified underrepresented groups that have been identified as being underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences include, but are not limited to: African Americans, Alaskan Natives, Hispanic Americans, American Indians/Native Americans who maintain tribal affiliation or community attachment, and Natives of the USA Pacific Islands (Guam, Hawai'i and American Samoa only.)
 
To receive support from the FASEB MARC Program, all applicants must be USA citizens, or non-citizen nationals (a non-citizen national is a person who, although not a citizen of the United States of America, owes permanent allegiance to the USA.  This is generally a person born in a land that is not a state, but that is under USA sovereignty, jurisdiction, or administration -- for example, American Samoa), or permanent residents.   An individual lawfully admitted for permanent residence must possess an alien registration receipt card (I-551 -- commonly known as a 'green card') prior to applying for funding and participation.  Individuals on temporary or student visas, those seeking asylum, or refugees are not eligible for FASEB MARC Program funding or support. 
 
Proof of USA Citizenship is required.  Proof of citizenship may be verified by one of the following federal or state government-issued documents: 1) USA Passport, 2) USA Birth Certificate, 3) Certificate of Naturalization, 4) Certificate of United States Citizenship, or 5) Consular Registration of Birth Abroad Form.
 
All full-time faculty members/mentors, students and postdoctoral fellows meeting the citizenship/residency requirements at U.S.A. accredited postsecondary minority institutions are eligible to apply for the travel awards. Full-time underrepresented students and postdoctoral fellows meeting the citizenship/residency requirements at U.S.A. accredited majority institutions are also eligible to apply for the travel awards.
 
NOTE: We are prohibited from providing funds to employees and trainees at federal facilities who receive federal support for their salary/wages. For more information regarding Federal Travel Regulations, visit http://www.gsa.gov and type in 'Federal Travel Regulations' in the search box.
 
In addition, we are not able to provide travel funds to any applicant who is directly supported by federal funds that include travel to meetings.  This means that applicants who are supported by NIH F-series, NIH K-series, or applicants who have similar support from other federal agencies (e.g., NSF, etc.)  Graduate students and/or Postdoctoral Fellows who are supported through their mentor’s NIH R01 grant or similar grant from other federal agencies may receive travel funds. All sources of federal funding support must be disclosed with the application packet.
 
A written recommendation from the Department Head or Dean must accompany the applications. In addition, the application package should include a brief statement from the faculty member and students as to what anticipated benefits will be obtained by attending the meeting or conference. 

For poster/platform (oral) presentation travel award applicants (1st Authors who is also the presenting authors only): Abstracts submitted and accepted as a poster or oral presentation will be used as the basis for the awards. The FASEB MARC Program Travel Award Selection Committee will select the award recipients based on the accepted abstracts of applicants who are eligible for FASEB MARC Program funding as specified by the goals and objectives of the MORE Division of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health. 

Refer to the Travel Awards for National Scientific Meetings application form or contact the FASEB MARC Program Office at marcssm@faseb.org for more information.
 
Last Updated: 12/15/14

 

TRAVEL AWARD APPLICATION FORMS 

ATTENTION: All complete travel award application packets must be received by the FASEB MARC Program Office by 5:00 PM (Eastern Time) on the related application receipt deadline date.  ALL late and/or incomplete application packets will be DECLINED upon receipt.

NOTICE:  “Conditional/Contingent upon funding availability” travel awards
 
Please be advised of the following information pertaining to FASEB MARC Program Travel and Meeting Registration Only award funding for meetings and program activities that occur after June 30, 2015.
 
FASEB is awaiting a funding decision for the NIGMS/NIH grant #T36GM0008059-32.  The funding decision is expected by the end of March/early April 2015.  Presently, funding for FASEB MARC Program Travel and Meeting Registration Only Awards to the FASEB Societies Scientific Meetings and Conferences is available only for meetings and conferences scheduled to occur before July 1, 2015.  Any FASEB MARC Program Award offered for meetings that will take place on or after July 1, 2015 will be offered on a “conditional/contingent upon funding availability” basis.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

 

 TRAVEL AWARDS ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE

 

POSTER/PLATFORM PRESENTER TRAVEL AWARDS (FASEB Society Meetings)

bullet     *** EXTENDED ABSTRACT SAMPLE/INFORMATION ***
          (Required for all poster/oral presentation travel award submissions)


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   2015 Poster/Platform (Oral) Application (MS Word) January-June 2015 
    (NOTE:  Limited funding is available thru June 30, 2015)


bullet   2015 Poster/Platform (Oral) Application (MS Word) July-December 2015  (Application Form Available in April 2015)
   (Contingent Upon Funding Availability from NIGMS/NIH)

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   2015 ACSM Meetings: Poster/Platform (Oral) Application (MS Word)  

   (NOTE:  Limited funding is available thru June 30, 2015.  After June 30, travel awards are provided “contingent upon funding availability from NIGMS/NIH”.)

bullet    2015 GSA Meetings: Poster/Platform (Oral) Application (MS Word)

   (NOTE:  Limited funding is available thru June 30, 2015.  After June 30, travel awards are provided “contingent upon funding availability from NIGMS/NIH”.)


bullet    2015 ISCB Meetings: Poster/Platform (Oral) Application (MS Word)

    (NOTE:  Limited funding is available thru June 30, 2015.  After June 30, travel awards are provided “contingent upon funding availability from NIGMS/NIH”.)

bullet    2015 SDB Meetings: Poster/Platform (Oral) Application (MS Word)

    (NOTE:  Limited funding is available thru June 30, 2015.  After June 30, travel awards are provided “contingent upon funding availability from NIGMS/NIH”.)

 bullet    2015 FASEB Science Research Conferences - June 2015: Poster/Platform (Oral) Application (MS Word)
   (NOTE:  Limited funding is available thru June 30, 2015.  After June 30, travel awards are provided “contingent upon funding availability from NIGMS/NIH”.)
 
 FACULTY/STUDENT TRAVEL AWARDS (FASEB Society Meetings)

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   2015 Faculty/Student Application (MS Word) January-June 2015  
   (NOTE:  Limited funding is available thru June 30, 2015.  This program activity will end on June 30, 2015.)

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   2015 AFMR Faculty/Student Application (MS Word) January-June 2015  
   (NOTE:  Limited funding is available thru June 30, 2015.  This program activity will end on June 30, 2015.)
 
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   2015 ACSM Meetings: Faculty/Student Application (MS Word)  January-June 2015
   (NOTE:  Limited funding is available thru June 30, 2015.  This program activity will end on June 30, 2015.)

bullet    2015 GSA Meetings: Faculty/Student Application (MS Word) January-June 2015
   (NOTE:  Limited funding is available thru June 30, 2015.  This program activity will end on June 30, 2015.)

   
MEETING REGISTRATION ONLY AWARDS


bullet    2015 Meeting Registration ONLY - Local Area Student/Postdoc Application (MS Word) January-June 2015
   (NOTE:  Limited funding is available thru June 30, 2015.  After June 30, travel awards are provided “contingent upon funding availability from NIGMS/NIH”.)

bullet    2015 Meeting Registration ONLY - Local Area Student/Postdoc Application (MS Word) July-December 2015
    (NOTE:  Application Form Available in May 2015.  Contingent Upon Funding Availability from NIGMS/NIH)

   
SHORT COURSES & WORKSHOPS


bullet    2015 IHCM Short Course Application (MS Word)

bullet   EB2015: NIH Boot Camp for PhD-level Scientists and Senior-level Graduate Students" Application (MS Word)
  (USA Citizens/Permanent Residents of USA ONLY)
 
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APPLICATION FORMS FOR NON-FASEB MEMBER SOCIETY-SPONSORED MEETINGS:
 
Restricted Awards, see application forms for more details.  Travel Awards for meetings on or after July 1, 2015 are provided contingent upon funding availability from NIGMS/NIH.
 
bullet     2015 ABRCMS MEETING REGISTRATION ONLY Award (MS Word) 
     (Contingent Upon Funding Availability from NIGMS/NIH)


    2015 ABRCMS Meeting ONLY - Poster/Platform (Oral) Application (MS Word) 
     (Contingent Upon Funding Availability from NIGMS/NIH)

bullet    2015 ABRCMS Pre-Conference Preparation Workshop + ABRCMS Meeting
   Poster/Platform (Oral) Application (MS Word)
   (Contingent Upon Funding Availability from NIGMS/NIH)

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   ABRCMS 2015: "Getting Started as a Successful Grant Writer & Academician" Seminar Application (MS Word)
   (Contingent Upon Funding Availability from NIGMS/NIH)

bullet    2015 SACNAS Poster/Platform (Oral) Application (MS Word)
    (Contingent Upon Funding Availability from NIGMS/NIH)


bullet    2015 Institute on Teaching and Mentoring Application (MS Word)
    (Contingent Upon Funding Availability from NIGMS/NIH)


bullet    Non-FASEB Member Society Meetings Poster/Platform (Oral) Application (MS Word)
   (Contingent Upon Funding Availability from NIGMS/NIH)
 

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  FASEB MARC Travel Award Rules for Reimbursement   
   NOTE:  Please read and follow rules completely.  Failure to do so may result in expenses not being reimbursed.

 


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