Student Travel Award

Student Travel Award Submission - Now Closed
NSF is providing funds for travel support to a limited number of graduate students enrolled in U.S. Universities and attending the meeting. Students wishing to be considered for a travel award should complete the application form which requires endorsement by an academic supervisor and an abstract of your poster presentation. Since funds are limited, applications will be ranked by the relevance of the abstract to the conference and by the academic merit of the applicant.

Student Travel Award Requirements

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Eligibility Requirements

The student applicant must be presenting an abstract at the Single-Cell Biophysics: Measurement, Modulation, and Modeling meeting.

Required Materials

1. A copy of the abstract submitted for presentation at the Taiwan Thematic meeting.
2. Distinct answers in a bulleted format to each of the following questions (1 to 2 sentences for each item is sufficient): 
  • Explain your role in the research project.
  • At what stage are you of your graduate education/program?
  • An explanation of financial need and the importance of winning such an award.
  • What is the long-range goal of your research?
  • What is the significance of your research?
  • What is the most novel aspect of your research?
  • What is your advisor’s name, institution, and department?
3. A letter of recommendation from an advisor (must be on institutional letterhead with signature).
  • Where is the student in his/her degree program?
  • Role of the student in project development.
  • How is the student supported (training grant, research grant, other)?
  • Rate the student compared to others at the same stage.
  • Identify any special considerations relating to need or appropriateness of a travel award.