Arabidopsis XV Travel Awards

Nobody nobody at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
Tue Mar 2 17:28:20 EST 2004


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
TRAVEL SUPPLEMENTS FOR U. S. RESEARCHERS TO=20
ATTEND THE FIFTEENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON=20
ARABIDOPSIS RESEARCH, JULY 11-14, 2004 BERLIN,=20
GERMANY

Arabidopsis XV will be held in Berlin, Germany=20
from July 11th to 14th, 2004.  For information=20
about the conference, please consult this=20
website: http://www.arabidopsis2004.de/.

The North American Arabidopsis Steering Committee=20
(NAASC) has applied for grants from the National=20
Science Foundation and from the US Department of=20
Agriculture to aid researchers from U. S. labs to=20
attend the Fifteenth International Conference on=20
Arabidopsis Research (Arabidopsis XV).  On behalf=20
of the whole community, we thank the NSF & USDA=20
for their generous investment in training, and=20
information interchange.

Assuming that these requests are funded, the=20
NAASC intends to provide approximately=20
twenty-five awards, each of ~$1250, to help=20
defray the costs of travel to the meeting.  Since=20
these awards by themselves will be insufficient=20
to pay for the entire meeting (we expect that=20
they will cover about 50% of the meeting cost),=20
other funds must be available to the applicants=20
to either defray these additional costs.  Awards=20
will be announced well before the application=20
deadline, but will be paid as reimbursements to=20
awardees following return from the meeting.

Eligibility:  Awardees must be full-time=20
researchers in laboratories in the United States=20
(citizenship/permanent residency is not required,=20
but you must be a legal resident or legal visitor=20
to the US).  Only graduate students, postdoctoral=20
researchers and junior PIs (in the first 2 years=20
of an academic appointment) will be considered=20
for funding. Applicants are expected to submit an=20
abstract to the meeting.

Application Process:  DEADLINE April 19, 2004

Submit the following information via E-mail to=20
Rob McClung at mcclung at dartmouth.edu.  The=20
information should be in a single file attached=20
to an E-mail message.  The file must be in MSWord=20
or PDF format.  Include the information in the=20
body of the E-mail message, in case there is a=20
problem with your attachment.

A. Name, position, institutional affiliation, address, e-mail, phone, FAX

B. If appropriate, title and abstract of proposed presentation at the meetin=
g

C. Where appropriate, citations of up to three recent publications

D. Statement of 200 words or less stating why you=20
should be selected for an award.

E. For reporting purposes, we also request that=20
you state your gender, ethnicity and race in the=20
application.

=46. If you are not a PI, have your PI send a brief=20
letter supporting your attendance at the meeting.


Recipients will be informed in time to complete=20
early registration and abstract submission=20
(http://www.arabidopsis2004.de/) for the May 15th=20
deadline.  Please note that US federal funds may=20
only be used to support air travel by a US flag=20
carrier.

Please direct any questions to Rob McClung at mcclung at dartmouth.edu.


Sincerely,
The NAASC:

Bonnie Bartel (Rice University)
Philip Benfey (Duke University)
Greg Copenhaver (University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill)
Rob McClung (Dartmouth College)
Eric Richards (Washington University)
Brenda Winkel-Shirley (Virginia Tech)
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