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Society for Developmental Biology Travel Awards


The Society for Developmental Biology (SDB) mission is, “to further the study of development in all organisms and at all levels, to represent and promote communication among students of development, and to promote the field of developmental biology.” Thus, the SDB awarded the FASEB summer research conference on The Biology of Cilia and Flagella a SDB meeting grant to help defray the cost of attending for trainees or early career scientists who are members of the SDB.

Available For

The Biology of Cilia and Flagella Conference

Award Amount

Several $500 - $1000 travel awards will be available.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • Must commit to attending the conference for at least 3 days.
  • Must be a member of the Society for Developmental Biology, to join see webpage
  • Must be one of the following:
    • Postdoctoral Fellow
    • Graduate Student
    • Early-Career Investigator /Assistant Professor

How to Apply

Students and postdocs should (1) submit an abstract (title, authors, institution, body of abstract) and (2) a letter of intent:
“I am applying for the SDB Travel Award to attend the 2019 FASEB Biology of Cilia and Flagella Conference. This application is approved by my mentor (Mentor’s name, Title, and Mentor’s contact information with email address)*. I also attest that I will be attending the conference for at least 3 days. If my circumstances change, and I cannot attend the event for at least 3 days, I will immediately notify the Fund Committee (SRCTrainee@faseb.org)”.

*Mentor attestation is not required for Early-Career Investigators/Assistant Professors.
The letter of intent should be signed by the applicant. Complete applications should be emailed to SRCTrainee@faseb.org with the Subject header “SDB Travel Award Application."

Award Deadline

The applications should be received on or before April 29, 2019, to allow for timely review of applications by the selection committee appointed by the organizers.

Award Notification

Applicants will be notified of the decision by May 6, 2019. The awardees will receive complimentary registration discount codes that they will use to have their registration fees waived. At the Conference, the awardees will have the SDB logo placed on their nametag and presentation and will be introduced at the welcome to recognize their achievements.

Please direct any questions concerning this award to SRCTrainee@faseb.org.


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