Meeting Assistance Awards & Grants

SDB-PASEDB Student/Postdoc Travel Awards

Travel awards are available for undergraduate student, postbac student, graduate student, and postdoctoral members of the Society for Developmental Biology and Pan-American Society for Developmental Biology who need financial assistance to offset travel expenses to the Joint SDB-PASEDB Meeting. All applicants must be the first and presenting author of an abstract submitted for the meeting and in good standing with SDB or PASEDB membership (2022 dues paid before abstract submission and meeting registration). The number of awards and the amount for each award will depend on amount of support from home institution/lab/advisor, the total number of applications received, and available funding. Notifications will be made the first week in May.

Application Deadline: April 11, 2022

Paul D. Henion Graduate Student Travel Award

Dr. Paul D. Henion (1963 – 2014) was a developmental biologist who studied neural crest biology using zebrafish as a model. This merit-based travel award was established to honor his memory and provides $500 travel assistance to the Society for Developmental Biology Annual Meeting for post-candidacy graduate students who have demonstrated research excellence in any area of developmental biology and are giving an oral or poster presentation at the meeting. SDB membership is required and special consideration may be given to students doing research in neural crest or stem cell biology. The number of awards will depend on funds available and may vary from year to year. Applicants must submit a cover letter (1 page or less) that highlights the significance of their research within the field of developmental biology, their CV, their submitted abstract, and a letter of recommendation from their advisor sent to [email protected] with subject "Henion Travel Award Recommendation Letter" by April 11. Notifications will be made the first week in May.

Application Deadline: April 11, 2022

SDB-PASEDB Teaching and Junior Faculty Travel Grants

Travel Grants are available for faculty at primarily undergraduate institutions (PUI), faculty in teaching departments at research universities, or junior (pre-tenure) faculty from any institution to present their research and/or education papers at the Joint SDB-PASEDB Meeting. Applicants must be current SDB or PASEDB members (2022 dues paid before abstract submission and meeting registration) and authors of a submitted abstract. This abstract may be of their own or their trainee’s work. Notifications will be made the first week in May.

Application Deadline: April 11, 2022

SDB-PASEDB International Student/Postdoc and Faculty Scholarships

This International Scholarship Program was established in 2015 for students, postdocs, and faculty from foreign institutions (e.g. outside USA and Canada) with very limited financial resources who are attending the Joint SDB-PASEDB Meeting. SDB or PASEDB membership is not a requirement, but all other things being equal, preference will be given to SDB and PASEDB members over non-members. Student and postdoc candidates must be first authors of the abstract submitted for the meeting. Selection criteria for scholarships are based on: (1) scientific soundness of the study as described in the abstract; (2) financial need, including availability of other support, e.g. from the advisor and/or home institution; (3) letter of recommendation from your advisor (students and postdocs only). Each scholarship carries a cash value of $2,000 (USD), to be used to defray meeting expenses. Notifications will be made the first week in May.

Application Deadline: April 11, 2022

SDB-PASEDB Dependent Care Grants

SDB and PASEDB members may apply for Dependent Care Grants up to $500 to offset the cost of child or dependent care in order to attend the Joint SDB-PASEDB Meeting. Awards will be in the form of reimbursement following submission of receipts after the annual meeting. The number of awards and the amount for each award will depend on the total number of applications received and available funding. Notifications will be made the first week in May.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Current SDB or PASEDB member (2022 dues paid)
  • Must be registered for Joint SDB-PASEDB Meeting at time of application
  • Must be the primary caregiver
  • One grant per family

Allowable Expenses

  • Cost of dependent care at meeting location
  • Cost of additional dependent care expenses at home incurred because the primary caregiver was attending the meeting
  • Airfare/hotel costs for a caregiver to accompany the dependent to the meeting location to assist with care
  • Costs associated with transporting the dependent(s) to the caregiver’s home
  • Travel costs associated with caregiver’s travel from their home city to the applicant’s home

Unallowable Expenses

  • Dependent care expenses at home that would normally be incurred (after school care, ongoing dependent care)
  • Food
  • Meeting registration

Application Deadline: April 11, 2022