Travel Award Opportunities
Travel Awards for FASEB Society Meetings, ABRCMS and SACNAS
Travel Awards for FASEB Science Research Conferences
Travel Awards for Society Introductory and Advanced Short Courses
Travel awards for "Write Winning Grant Proposals" training seminars
The FASEB Diversity Resources Program provides funding for Mentored Meeting Registration Only awards and Mentored Poster/Platform (Oral) Presenters travel awards to support the participation of eligible applicants 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/medical students and postdoctoral/clinical fellows in the biomedical, behavioral and clinical sciences.
Full-time undergraduate and PhD/graduate/medical students and postdoctoral/clinical fellows meeting the citizenship/residency requirements at accredited postsecondary institutions are eligible to apply for the travel awards. (Refer to the Poster/Oral Presenter Travel Award and the Meeting Registration Only Award applications for the award amount.)
The FASEB Diversity Resources Program also provides funding for travel awards to support the participation of undergraduate and PhD/graduate/medical students, postdoctoral/clinical fellows and early-career scientists in leadership development, postdoctoral preparation and professional skills workshops, and rigor and reproducibility courses and workshops. The awards help to defray meeting/course registration and travel-related expenses (lodging, transportation, per diem) for eligible undergraduate and PhD/graduate/medical students, postdoctoral/clinical fellows and early-career scientists in the biomedical, behavioral and clinical sciences.
FASEB recognizes a unique and compelling need to promote diversity in the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical sciences research workforce. FASEB Diversity Resources efforts to help diversify the workforce are designed to develop and prepare the most talented researchers from all groups; to help improve the quality of the educational and training environment; and to enhance the participation of individuals currently underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical sciences such as: individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups; individuals with disabilities; and individuals from socially, culturally, economically, or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds that have inhibited their ability to pursue a career in health-related research.
*Please note: Individuals from groups underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral and clinical sciences include:
- Individuals from racial and ethnic groups shown to be underrepresented in biomedical research including Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians (who maintain tribal affiliation or community attachment) or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other U.S. Pacific Islanders (Guam, American Samoa)
- Individuals with disabilities, defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities
- Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, defined as those from a family with an annual income below established low-income thresholds and individuals from a social, cultural, or educational environment such as that found in certain rural or inner-city environments that have demonstrably and recently directly inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to develop and participate in a research career
For more information, please see NIH's Diversity Statement: "Notice of NIH's Interest in Diversity" (NOT-OD-15-053).
Full-time undergraduate/PhD-graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and early-career scientists meeting the citizenship/residency requirements at accredited postsecondary minority-serving institutions are also eligible to apply for the travel awards.
To receive support from the FASEB Diversity Resources Program, all applicants must be USA citizens, or non-citizen nationals, or legal permanent residents residing in the USA or USA territories.
- 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.)
- A legal permanent resident alien is an individual lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the USA and 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 Diversity Resources Program funding or support.
The goal of the FASEB Diversity Resources Program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. Therefore, participant selection will take into consideration whether an individual’s participation would help achieve the overall goals and objectives of the FASEB Diversity Resources Program.
The FASEB Diversity Resources Program is funded by grants from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health. [T36- GM008637 and R25-GM116706]