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Registration Deadline: November 16, 2020 11:59 PM EST

 To recognize the increasingly high quality of undergraduate research and to encourage further participation of undergraduates in the Biophysical Society and at the Virtual Annual Meeting, the Society awards and recognizes up to six outstanding students who give the best overall poster presentations during the Virtual Undergraduate Poster Award Competition.

Students are judged on the quality and scientific merit of their research, knowledge of the research problem, contribution to the project, and overall presentation of the poster. Judges look for students to present a clearly stated question, hypothesis, results, and conclusions.

To participate in the Virtual Undergraduate Poster Award Competition, the following rules apply:

  • The student must be a member of the Biophysical Society with current year membership dues paid.
  • The student must be either the first or second author on the poster being presented, with an abstract submitted by the early abstract deadline of October 1, 2020.
  • The student must present the poster during the Virtual Undergraduate Poster Award Competition.

Please note that students who wish to compete using the same poster must be a first or second author on the poster and enter as an individual. Students are also expected to describe their specific role and contribution to the project. 

In order to be considered for the poster competition, students must apply to participate. Participants will be asked to pre-record a presentation of their poster. Biophysical Society staff will contact you at a later date with specific instructions on submitting any additional materials required.

 

Student Research Achievement Award (SRAA) Poster Competition

SRAA Poster Competition Application Deadline: November 16, 2020, 11:59 PM EST

The Student Research Achievement Award (SRAA) Poster Competition will take place virtually in 2021. The SRAA Poster Competition is open to Graduate/Masters and PhD students only. If you are an undergraduate student and interested in a poster competition, please submit an application to the Undergraduate Poster Award Competition (UPAC), above.  

In order to be considered for the poster competition, students must apply to participate. Participants will be asked to pre-record a presentation of their poster. Biophysical Society staff will contact you at a later date with specific instructions on submitting any additional materials required.  

Although the deadline for applying to the SRAA competition is November 16, 2020, please note that your associated abstract must have been submitted by the early abstracts deadline of October 1, 2020. Only abstracts selected for poster presentations are eligible for the Student Research Achievement Award; abstracts selected for platform sessions will not be eligible for this competition.  

Students will be scored on: Hypothesis/Theory, Methods (procedures & techniques), Results (data, analysis, and interpretation), Conclusion & Future Investigations, and Responses to questions. Judges will select the best presentation(s) in each research area to receive a monetary award. 

To participate in the SRAA Poster Competition, the following rules apply: 

  • The student must be enrolled in a graduate/masters or PhD program. 

  • Your abstract must have been submitted by the early abstracts deadline: October 1, 2020. 

  • The student must be a student member of the Biophysical Society with current year membership dues paid by the abstract deadline: October 1, 2020. 

  • The student must be the first author on the abstract submitted for presentation at the Meeting. 

  • You must be available to present your abstract as a poster at the virtual Annual Meeting (February 22 – 26, 2021). 

  • The student may only present one poster in one research area (options listed below). 

 

The following are required at the time of SRAA Poster Competition application: 

             1. A copy of the abstract submitted for presentation at the virtual Annual Meeting. Please note that your abstract must have been submitted by the October 1 deadline. 

             2. Mentor's name and email address. 

             3. Select the two research areas that most closely match your abstract: 

 Bioenergetics, Mitochondria,
     and Metabolism

 Intrinsically Disordered Proteins (IDP)

 Membrane Transport

 Bioengineering

 Macromolecular Machines
     & Assemblies

 Motility & Cytoskeleton

 Biological Fluorescence

 Mechanobiology

 Multiscale Genome Organization

 Biopolymers in Vivo

 Membrane Fusion, Fission, & Traffic

 Nanoscale Approaches to Biology

 Channels, Receptors, & Transporters

 Membrane Structure and Function

 Physical Cell Biology

 Cryo-EM