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ASPB 2017 Women's Young Investigator Travel Award

ASPB is now accepting applications via electronic submission for Women’s Young Investigator Travel Awards to attend Plant Biology 2017 which will be held this year in Honolulu, Hawaii from June 24-28, 2017. The goal of the program is to increase attendance of young female investigators who are within the first five years of their appointment in academic faculty-level positions, government research positions, or industry research scientist positions, as well as experienced postdocs. Awardees must hold positions at an academic, industrial, or government institution. The Society has allotted $7000 to be given out in increments of $1000 for this program.

ELIGIBILTY: (Eligible women must meet these criteria)

  •   Must be members of ASPB. (Applicants may reside outside the U.S.)
  •   Must currently be in one of the following categories:
  •   Academic faculty member (within first 5 years of appointment)
  •   Government member (within first 5 years of appointment)
  •   Industry member (within first 5 years of appointment)
  •   Experienced post-doctoral researcher with at least three consecutive years of research in their field (seeking to obtain an independent position)

SUBMISSION: (omission of one of these components will make your submission ineligible)

Applicants must submit:

  1. an abstract of research to be presented at the meeting
  2. a one page personal statement that:
    1. explains why the applicant’s travel should be supported by ASPB and what outcomes are anticipated from attendance
    2. delineates professional obligations in current role
    3. defines alternate potential sources of travel funds
  3. a two page curriculum vitae in NSF format.

Selection criteria will be based on the science and the quality of the abstract relative to the amount of time as a young investigator, and on financial need. Applications and supporting materials must be submitted electronically by Wednesday, December 14, 2016 (11:59 p.m. ET). Applicants who are selected to receive a grant will be notified by email by January 23, 2017.

Please Note:

  • All Women’s Young Investigator Travel Award recipients will receive the early-bird registration rate.
  • Grant checks will not be issued until the awardee has registered for the ASPB annual meeting.
  • Should unforeseen events prevent an awardee from attending the meeting, the awardee must notify Sylvia Lee immediately and return the award so that another applicant can use the award to attend the meeting.​

Awardees are encouraged to register and secure housing for Plant Biology 2017 well in advance of the early-bird deadline.