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Minority Activities

For information about the Minority Affairs Committee, please see the Minority Affairs Committee page.

Travel Awards

Travel Awards for Underrepresented Minority Trainees and Junior Faculty

A grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund makes possible travel awards for underrepresented Minority Trainees and Junior Faculty. Each award will cover cover registration and reimburse up to $610 for housing and $500 in airfare. Four minority trainees and one minority junior faculty will be selected to receive these awards. Eligibility and requirements are described on the Travel Fellowships page.

FASEB MARC Travel Award

The FASEB MARC Program provides funding for travel awards to support the participation of Faculty/Mentors and Students, and Poster/Platform (Oral) Presenters at selected scientific meetings and conferences. The awards help to defray meeting registration and travel-related expenses (lodging, transportation, per diem) for eligible underrepresented minority* undergraduate and graduate students, post-baccalaureates, postdoctorates, junior faculty and mentors/faculty scientists in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. More information about the FASEB MARC Travel Award is available on the Trainee Meeting Information page.

Minority Affairs Committee (MAC) Exhibit Booth

The MAC booth will be set up throughout the meeting in the Grand Ballroom Foyer of the Marriott. Information related to SSR activities on minority affairs will be available at the booth. The booth serves as a connection place for people interested in participating in Minority Affairs activities. The Travel Grant Awardees, members of the Minority Affairs Committee, and the Minority Affairs Symposium speaker will all be at the booth throughout the meeting.

Minority Affairs Symposium

The Minority Affairs Symposium will be held on Wednesday 28 May from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Patricia Martin-DeLeon, Ph.D. (University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware) will present Securing Our Place on the Map: Reprogramming the GPS in an Evolving Scientific Landscape. The symposium is open for all interested trainees and members. Established scientists are encouraged to meet and speak with trainees.