Travel/Young Investigator Awards


TRAVEL AWARDS

SfRBM is expanding the number of Travel Awards available to member students and postdoctoral fellows who wish to attend SfRBM 2022 and present their research.  There will be a total of 30 awards across three categories for the conference, to be held November 16-19 in Orlando, Florida USA.

1) Traditional Travel Awards
Sponsored by SfRBM’s Junior Awards Committee, ten (10) awards at $500 USD each will be provided to postdoc and student SfRBM members from the US. An additional ten (10) awards at $1,000 USD each will be given to postdoc or student SfRBM members throughout the rest of the world.  The top scored abstract of this group will be guaranteed an oral symposia presentation slot (15 minutes). 

2) DEI Travel Awards (5 @ $1,000 USD) **NEW FOR 2022**
Sponsored by SfRBM’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee, Travel Awards will be provided to member trainees who are underrepresented in science or marginalized and/or intentionally ignored identities in society (BIPOC, LGBTQIA and/or disabled).  These awards are meant to increase participation/access and offer funding for trainees to present their research at SfRBM’s 2022 Annual Conference.  The top scored abstract of this group will be guaranteed an oral symposia presentation slot (15 minutes).

3) SfRBM Journal Travel Awards (5 @ $1,000 USD) **NEW FOR 2022**
Sponsored by SfRBM’s Publications Outreach Committee, Travel Awards will be provided to member trainees in Latin America to present their research at SfRBM’s 2022 Annual Conference with the expectation that they submit an article related to their work to one of SfRBM’s journals within 1 year.  The top scored abstract of this group will be guaranteed an oral symposia presentation slot (15 minutes).  These awards are also meant to highlight the upcoming SfRBM-SFRRI 2023 Conference, to be held in November 2023 in Punte del Este, Uruguay.     

ELIGIBILITY
Student (master or doctoral) or postdoc SfRBM members wishing to submit an abstract for Travel Award consideration must check the appropriate box(es) on the online abstract form and submit the abstract no later than September 7, 2022.  Eligible graduate students must be enrolled in an accredited full-time master or 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. 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 presenting author of the abstract.

Winners will be notified during the week of October 10 and will be given their check at the SfRBM 2022 Conference Awards Banquet on Saturday, November 18. Winners will also receive a complimentary conference registration for SfRBM-SFRRI 2023 in Punte del Este, Uruguay or SfRBM 2024 in Savannah, Georgia USA.

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

YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARDS

SfRBM’s Young Investigator Awards (YIAs) will be presented to students (master or doctoral) and postdoctoral fellows based on their submitted abstract and presentation of their work at the Annual Conference, 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, submit the abstract by September 7, 2022, and must be fully registered to attend the conference. Eligible graduate students must be enrolled in an accredited full-time master or 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 an SfRBM student (master or doctoral) or 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 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 conference registration for SfRBM 2023 or SfRBM 2024.

Young Investigator Award Judging Criteria

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AWARD

SfRBM’s Undergraduate Research Award will be presented to an undergraduate student based on their submitted abstract and presentation of their work as a poster at the Annual Conference. An oral presentation by an undergraduate will also be eligible for an award. Candidates must be the first author on a submitted abstract, must check the appropriate box on the electronic abstract form, submit the abstract by September 7, 2022, and must be fully registered for the conference. Undergraduates are defined as students enrolled in an accredited full-time bachelor's degree or up to 6 months post-graduation at the time of abstract submission. Research presented must have been completed as an undergraduate or high school student. To be considered for the award, the author must be an SfRBM undergraduate student member. You may simultaneously apply for SfRBM membership (click here to apply now) when submitting an abstract for the award. The award recipient will receive a $200 stipend in recognition of their work as well as complimentary conference registration for SfRBM 2023 or SfRBM 2024.

Undergraduate Research Award Judging Criteria