The deadline for Travel Award applications has passed.

The Biophysical Society’s Minority Affairs Committee has limited travel support available for minority students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior investigators in the field of biophysics to attend the 2015 Biophysical Society Annual Meeting. Each award will be made to assist in travel expenses to and lodging expenses for the Meeting. Awards will not exceed $1000. Selection of awardees will be based on scientific merit. Strong preference will be given to those who have not received Annual Meeting travel support from MAC in previous years.

The following eligibility requirements must be met:

  • All applicants must be a US citizen or a Permanent Resident of the US (verification of citizenship/residency is required).*
  • Applicant must be presenting an abstract at the Annual Meeting.

The following materials are required at the time of online application submission:

  1. A copy of the abstract submitted for presentation at the Annual Meeting.
  2. A written paragraph outlining the implications of your research and identifying the potential benefits you hope to receive from attendance at the Annual Meeting for your planned research career.
  3. A list of any previous scientific meetings attended.
  4. A list of previous Biophysical Society and/or Minority Affairs Committee support (if any). 
  5. A signed letter of recommendation, on departmental letterhead, from your advisor or a professor.
  6. A copy of the applicant’s passport or green card confirming US citizenship or permanent residency of the US.
  7. Postdoctoral Fellows and Junior Investigators: a curriculum vitae.

Please note that because this is a travel award, awardees must be present at the Annual Meeting in order to receive their awards. Awards are presented at the Education, Minority Affairs, and Professional Opportunities for Women Committee's Travel Award Reception at the Annual Meeting.

For questions regarding the Minority Affairs Committee Travel Award, please contact Laura Phelan at lphelan@biophysics.org or (240) 290-5620. 


*Financially disadvantaged individuals, students with disabilities, and individuals who have been found to be underrepresented in biomedical or behavioral research are eligible to apply. Nationally, these individuals include, but are not limited to: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans/Alaska Natives who maintain tribal affiliation or community attachment, Hawaiian Natives and natives of the US Pacific Islands.

A portion of these travel awards are sponsored by the BPS Summer Course in Biophysics. The Biophysical Society Summer Course in Biophysics: Case Studies in the Physics of Life is funded by The National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health. [T36GM075791]