Travel Grants and Fellowships

These grants and fellowships are intended to defray the travel costs associated with attending and presenting at the SSR Annual Meeting.

Larry Ewing Memorial Trainee Travel Fund (LEMTTF)

The Larry Ewing Memorial Trainee Travel Fund was established by SSR in honor of the late Dr. Larry Ewing, who was an ardent supporter of SSR's commitment to Trainees. It is supported by donations and the sale of commemorative t-shirts at each Meeting. The SSR Trainee Affairs Committee evaluates applicants and determines allocation of funds in consultation with the Trainee Advisors.

Qualifications

Trainee Members of the Society who have limited funds may request travel assistance from the LEMTTF. Grants made by the LEMTTF are considered reimbursements and are intended to offset the cost of attending the Annual Meeting.

To be a qualified applicant, you must be:

  1. an SSR Trainee Member whose membership dues are paid and mentor's signature is on file in the SSR Business Office by the deadline for submission of abstracts (15 19 February 2014), and
  2. the first author of an accepted abstract who attends and presents (poster or platform) at the 2014 SSR Annual Meeting.

Apply

The first page of the 2014 SSR Larry Ewing Memorial Trainee Travel Fund Application is to be completed by the Trainee applicant; the second page (Statement of Financial Need) is to be completed by the applicant’s mentor.

Completed application packets are to be submitted via e-mail to the LEMTTF Coordinator, Gerialisa Caesar (lemttf@ssr.org), by midnight, 15 19 February 2014. Please see the application form for additional information.

Burroughs Wellcome Travel Fellowships for Underrepresented Minority Trainees and Junior Faculty

A grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund provides travel fellowships for underrepresented minority trainees and junior faculty from the U.S. and Canada to enable their participation in the SSR Annual Meeting. The fellowship includes reimbursement of meeting registration; up to USD $1,200 for housing, food, and travel expenses; and complimentary SSR Membership through the next calendar year. Recipients also receive a meeting T-shirt and a ticket to the barbecue and dance.

Fellowships are awarded competitively on the basis of applications submitted to and evaluated by the SSR Diversity Committee. Approximately six trainees and three junior (non-tenured) faculty with a background in reproductive biology receive fellowships each year.

Qualifications

Membership in the Society is not a requirement, nor is submission of an abstract for presentation. To be a qualified applicant, you must be:

  1. a member of an underrepresented minority,
  2. a resident of the U.S. or Canada, and
  3. enrolled as a student in or teaching at an accredited, degree-granting institution in the U.S. or Canada.

This award provides full support to attend the Meeting; therefore, recipients may not accept additional travel awards (i.e., LEMTTF, FASEB MARC, USDA–NIFA–AFRI, or Lalor Awards).

Apply

Please download the 2014 Burroughs Wellcome Fellowship Application. The deadline for applications is 10 May 13 June 2014.

    FASEB MARC Travel Awards

    The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), through its Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) program, provides funding for travel awards to encourage and support the participation of underrepresented students and postdoctoral fellows at scientific meetings. Because SSR is a member of FASEB, interested and eligible individuals may apply to FASEB MARC for funding to support travel to SSR's Annual Meeting.

    Qualifications

    Two types of travel awards are currently available:

    • Poster/Platform (Oral) Presenter Travel Award
    • Faculty/Mentors and Students Travel Award

    Please visit FASEB MARC Travel Awards for Scientific Meetings for details about eligibility and the evaluation process.

    Apply

    The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), through its Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) program, provides funding for travel awards to encourage and support the participation of underrepresented students and postdoctoral fellows at scientific meetings. Because SSR is a member of FASEB, interested and eligible individuals may apply to FASEB MARC for funding to support travel to SSRs Annual Meeting.

    Two types of travel awards are currently available: the Poster/Platform (Oral) Presenter Travel Award and the Faculty/Mentors and Students Travel Award. Application is restricted to underrepresented trainees who are U.S. citizens or are permanent residents of the U.S.A. and who reside within the U.S.A. or its territories.

    Please see the FASEB MARC Travel Awards for Scientific Meetings page for eligibility details and to download an application (use the non-meeting-specific forms marked "July-December 2014"). The deadline for applications is 30 May 2014.

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