ASPB 2018 Sharon Gray Women's Young Investigator Travel Award (WYITA)
ASPB is now accepting applications via electronic submission for the Sharon Gray Women’s Young Investigator Travel Awards to attend Plant Biology 2018, which will be held this year in Montréal, Canada from July 14-18, 2018. Sharon Gray had a passion for and commitment to mentoring women in science. By naming the WYITAs for Sharon, we honor her contributions and seek to continue her legacy. The goal of the program is to increase attendance of early-career 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 with support from a fund established in memory of Sharon Gray has allotted $7000 to be given out in increments of $1000 for this program.
ELIGIBILTY: (Eligible women must meet these criteria)
SUBMISSION: (omission of one of these components will make your submission ineligible)
Applicants must submit:
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 13, 2017 (11:59 p.m. ET). Applicants who are selected to receive a grant will be notified by email by January 22, 2018.
Awardees are encouraged to register and secure housing for Plant Biology 2018 well in advance of the early-bird deadline.