Student/Post-doc Support

2019 COMPRES Annual Meeting

Big Sky Resort, Big Sky, Montana

August 02, 2019 to August 05, 2019

Travel Scholarships for Graduate Students and Post-docs

Deadline for applying: May 31, 2019 at 5pm MT.

The Executive Committee of COMPRES announces the availability of a limited number of travel scholarships for students from US Institutions who submit abstracts and present a poster at the 2018 Annual Meeting of COMPRES. These travel scholarships will provide up to $800 each for travel and lodging expenses incurred in attending the Annual Meeting. All workshop attendees will have the night of August 1 covered by COMPRES, as part of the registration fee. Support will be given via a travel reimbursement check from the COMPRES Central Office at the University of New Mexico. Note that the number of scholarships are limited, so it is strongly suggested to only apply if the support is needed.

To be eligible for a travel scholarship, the applicant must be a student at a U.S. University or College. Foreign citizens who are students in the US are eligible. NOTE: Student travel grants are funded by the National Science Foundation. NSF allows travel grants to be made only to students attending US colleges and universities.

Applications for a travel scholarship should be submitted via email to Gloria Statom and Beth Ha by May 31, 2019 at 5pm MT.
The application should include the following:

  1. Cover page indicating the name, address, telephone number and email address of the student, and the name and address of the faculty mentor/advisor.
  2. An abstract including the title, authors and affiliations with the applicant as the presenter.
  3. A paragraph by the applicant describing at what stage you are in your studies and why you want to attend the Annual Meeting.
  4. A letter of recommendation signed by the mentor/advisor. This letter should also detail the group's travel funding and explain why the travel scholarship is needed for the student.
  5. If you are not a U. S. citizen or Permanent Resident, please indicate your visa status.

Applications should be sent as a single PDF file. Name the file using the nomenclature LastNameFirstName_SSA2019.pdf.

This file should include everything listed above. Do not send the letter separately.

To qualify for a travel scholarship, you must submit an abstract for a poster presentation and submit a travel scholarship application.Posters need to be 48" W x 36" H. The abstract MUST be submitted for the application to be considered.
 Abstract deadline is May 31, 2019. To submit your abstract click here.

Register for the Annual Meeting. The deadline for registration is Monday, July 1, 2019. Note: A late fee of $100 will be assessed for ALL registrants beginning June 25, 2019 through July 1, 2019 at noon MT. We hope that by offering these travel scholarships we will encourage and enable many students to attend and participate actively in the program of the Annual Meeting. We look forward to seeing many of you at the meeting and hearing about your new research endeavors.



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