This award aims to enhance the diversity of PBT section membership by supporting the travel of graduate students from under-represented groups who are presenting a talk or poster on research related to insect physiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and/or toxicology at the ESA 2023 Annual Meeting (view more information on PBT).
The PBT branch recognizes and appreciates the benefits that diversity provides in educational and research environments (see more details).
Applications will be reviewed by the PBT Section. Two winners will be selected and awarded up to $1000 each to cover the costs of transportation, lodging and meals, and registration for attending the 2023 ESA Annual Meeting in National Harbor. A member of the PBT Section will be your mentor during the meeting to facilitate networking and navigating the annual meeting.
All graduate students are welcome to apply and identify how their candidacy for the travel award will help to fulfill PBT’s goals of supporting individuals who have been historically underrepresented in STEM. For more information on underrepresented groups please view the NIH Diversity Matters Initiative.
1. A brief statement (no more than 2 pages in length) that describes how supporting you with a travel award will support PBT’s goals of supporting a more diverse science. Be sure to also indicate how your graduate research is relevant to the PBT Section, as well as your future career plans.
2. A brief curriculum vitae (no more than 2 pages in length) consisting only of your ‘Background Information’ as defined by ESA.
3. The abstract you submitted to present at the ESA 2023 Annual Meeting.
Candidate (25 points total)
- How attendance at ESA will support a more diverse society (20)
- Future career plans (5)
Research (10 points total)
- Relevance of graduate research to PBT section (5)
- Relevance of research presentation abstract to PBT section (5)
All applications must be submitted online via the PBT Student Travel Award Application Site by Friday July 15, 2023 at 11:59 EST.