To be eligible for a scholorship, you must be:
A graduate student or postdoctoral fellow currently enrolled in an academic institute at the start of the meeting for which you are applying. Note: a graduate student is defined as a student who is studying for a higher degree at an academic institution. A postdoctoral fellow is defined as an individual with a Ph.D., M.D., or DVM degree who is engaged in a temporary period of mentored research and/or scholarly training for the purpose of acquiring the professional skills needed to pursue their desired career path, and is within 6 years of these degrees.

Review Criteria:

  • Relevance to the meeting topics.
  • Significance of the scientific question and results.
  • Style.
  • Organization (e.g. the abstract has a clear begnning, middle and end).
  • Grammer and spelling.

Clarity of Scientific presentations:

  • Clear question or hypothesis
  • Sufficient background
  • The experimental approach and rationale for the approach are clear
  • The results are clearly presented
  • The interpretation and conclusions are reasonable and logical

Application Process:

If you are eligible and wish to be considered for a scholarship, you should complete all of the following by the scholarship deadline for the meeting you wish to attend. It is recommended you begin these steps in advance of the deadline date to ensure completion

  • Verify your contact information.
  • Submit an abstract for the meeting to which you are applying (with paid abstract fee).
  • Have your mentor submit a letter via our website to verify your status as a student or postdoc.