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Travel Awards

200Travel Award Information

Four types of travel awards are being offered this year through ABRCMS and the FASEB MARC Program to ABRCMS attendees and judges. Provided below are information and application requirements for each travel award.

***Please note, attendees are allowed to apply to both the ABRCMS Student Travel Award and the FASEB MARC Travel Award, but can only accept one.***

ABRCMS Student Travel Award

Application Deadline: Friday, September 11, 2015

The ABRCMS Student Travel Award provides undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students up to $1,500 to cover conference registration, housing, and/or travel (airfare). If you plan on applying for a travel award, please do not book your travel or hotel until you receive notice from ABRCMS that you were not accepted. If you are accepted into the program, ABRCMS will provide you with further instructions for booking your travel and will assign you a roommate. Graduate students and postdoctoral scientists are not eligible to apply.

General Information and Application

ABRCMS Student Travel Award Questions? Contact (202) 942-9348 or

ABRCMS Judges' Travel Subsidy

Application Deadline: Friday, September 25, 2015

Postdoctoral scientists and faculty members available to judge all poster and oral sessions scheduled throughout the conference and to mentor ABRCMS Student Travel Awardees are eligible to apply for the ABRCMS Judges’ Travel Subsidy. The subsidy provides up to $1,850 to cover travel related expenses, one conference registration (which includes all scheduled meals, conference materials, closing banquet and access to all sessions) and/or housing for 4 nights at a conference hotel. Preference will be given to active researchers in any of the twelve scientific disciplines represented at the conference. New and returning judges are eligible to apply.

General Information and Application

ABRCMS Judges' Travel Subsidy Questions? Contact (202) 942-9228 or

FASEB MARC Program Travel Award

Application Deadline: September 25, 2015

The FASEB MARC Travel Award provides first time undergraduate student presenters up to $2,050 to be used for travel related expenses and/or conference registration. Graduate students and postdoctoral scientists are not eligible to apply.

Decisions are made on a rolling basis.

General Information and Application

FASEB MARC Travel Award Questions? Contact (301) 634-7021 or


ASM-LINK Undergraduate Faculty Research Initiative (UFRI) Fellowship

Application Deadline EXTENDED: September 14, 2015

Post-doctoral and STEM faculty researchers are encouraged to apply for a 2015 ASM-LINK Undergraduate Faculty Research Initiative (UFRI) Fellowship. This fellowship supports STEM faculty to develop successful undergraduate research programs. In addition to virtual and onsite training and mentoring, travel subsidies will be awarded to (1) encourage collaborations with potential research partners and students, (2) increase participation of STEM researchers at ABRCMS, and (3) access resources to advance undergraduate research programs. Eligible applicants will: possess a PhD (or equivalent) in any STEM field, attend pre-ABRCMS training (participants will arrive on Tuesday, November 10) entitled, "Beginning a Research Program at a Non-Doctoral Research Institute", participate in the ABRCMS judging program, and express commitment to train undergraduate students in STEM research and education.

General Information and Application

ASM-LINK UFRI Fellowship Questions? Contact  

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