Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions and meeting cancellations, the Office of Trainee Affairs and Research Education and Development are now accepting applications to retroactively cover costs for virtual meetings that took place on or after March 1, 2020. Please note that funding will be prioritized for presenters.
Travel awards of up to $1,500 each will be available to trainees for travel to national or international conferences or meetings to present original research. There will be three application deadlines for 2021:
- Applications are due January 18 for conferences taking place from Feb. 1 – April 30.
- Applications are due March 19 for conferences taking place May 1 – Aug. 31, 2021.
- Applications are due July 30 for conferences taking place Sept. 1 – December 31.
To apply, submit all meeting information (name, date, location and affiliated professional or scientific society), an abstract, a brief statement describing your contributions to the work that will be presented and a description of the value of the meeting to your training experience to the submission form.
Proof of acceptance of the abstract will be required before funds may be released. All travel awardees must also commit to present their work as a Poster of the Week.
The number of awards will depend on the number of meritorious awards submitted as well as available funds.
Please email the OTA with any questions.