Travel & Young Investigator Awards

TRAVEL AWARDS

SfRBM's Junior Awards Committee are making Travel Awards available to students and postdoctoral fellows who wish to attend SfRBM 2017. Ten (10) awards at $500 each will be presented to postdoc and student SfRBM members in the US. An additional ten (10) awards at $1,000 each will be given by SfRBM to postdoc or student SfRBM  members throughout the rest of the world. 

Any student or postdoc wishing to submit an abstract for Travel Award consideration must check the appropriate box on the online abstract form and submit the abstract no later than August 15, 2017. You may simultaneously apply for SfRBM membership (click here to apply now) when submitting an abstract for a Travel Award. Abstract judging will be based on research merit only, and applicants must be the first author of the abstract.

Winners will be notified during the week of October 15 and will be given their check at the SfRBM 2017 Awards Banquet on Saturday, December 2. Winners will also receive a complimentary meeting registration for SfRBM 2018 or SfRBM 2019.

Travel Award winners are not eligible for Young Investigator Awards (YIA) given at the meeting.

Decisions on Travel Awards for SfRBM 2017 will be posted on the SfRBM site during the week of October 15, 2017.  You will recieve an email when the results are posted. 

YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARDS

SfRBM’s Young Investigator Awards (YIAs) will be presented to students and postdoctoral fellows based on the submitted abstract and the presentation of the work at the annual meeting, either in oral or poster symposia. Candidates must be the first author on a submitted abstract, must check the appropriate box on the electronic abstract form and must be fully registered to attend the meeting. Eligible graduate students must be enrolled in an accredited full-time doctoral degree program at the time of abstract submission. Eligible postdoctoral fellows must be engaged in full-time postdoctoral research and must have no more than five years of research experience beyond their doctoral degree. Finally, to be considered for the award, the author must be a SfRBM student/postdoc member. You may simultaneously apply for SfRBM membership (click here to apply now) when submitting an abstract for a YIA.

Presenting authors are limited to submitting one (1) abstract to be considered for a Young Investigator Award. SfRBM recommends authors submit their best work for YIA consideration. YIA awardees will receive a $500 stipend in recognition of their work as well as complimentary meeting registration for SfRBM 2018 or SfRBM 2019.

YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD JUDGING CRITERIA