SfRBM's Junior Awards Committee are making Travel Awards available to students and postdoctoral fellows who wish to attend SfRBM/SFRRI 2016. 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/SFRRI members throughout the rest of the world. SFRR Asia will also be offering travel awards to its student and postdoc members.
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, 2016. 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 10 and will be given their check at the SfRBM/SFRRI 2016 Awards Banquet on Saturday, November 19. Winners will also receive a complimentary meeting registration for SfRBM 2017 or SfRBM 2018.
Travel Award winners are not eligible for Young Investigator Awards (YIA) given at the meeting.
Decisions on Travel Awards for SfRBM/SFRRI 2016 will be posted on the SFRBM site during the week of October 10, 2016.
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 or SFRRI 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 2017 or SfRBM 2018.
YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD JUDGING CRITERIA