Call for Travel Award Applications Open

TRAVEL AWARD STIPENDS – Call for Applications, 22nd Annual Genes, Brain and BehaviorMeeting of IBANGS 12-17th May 2020, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, USA

With the generous support of a grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism of the National Institutes of Health USA we are pleased to offer stipends in partial support of travel to attend the 22nd Genes, Brain and Behavior Meeting.

Travel Stipend Details:
A limited number of stipends are available for graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and junior
faculty members. Individuals are eligible if they have held their current rank for 5 years or less.
Individuals who progress from one rank to another are eligible for 5 years at each successive rank: 5 years as a graduate student, 5 years as a postdoc, and 5 years as first-appointment junior faculty.

Selection will be based on the abstract submitted with meeting registration; financial need will also be a consideration. It is required that travel awardees present either an oral presentation or a poster at the meeting. It is not necessary for the presentation to involve studies related to alcohol, but preference will be given to those engaged in alcohol research.

From the Travel Awardees, four will be selected based on their proposed presentation at the meeting as the Outstanding Young Investigator Awardees. Two students, one postdoctoral scholar, and one junior faculty member will be invited to present their work in a special oral presentation session at the meeting.

Application Details: If you are not a member of IBANGS, consider becoming a member and taking
advantage of reduced registration fees for the 2020 meeting. For a description of additional membership benefits and to become a member please visit https://ibangs.memberclicks.net/why-join-ibangs

Register at https://ibangs.memberclicks.net/why-join-ibangs for the meeting and pay the appropriate registration fee. The deadline for discounted early registration fees is 22 March 2020. Submit your abstract through the online abstract submission page at Submit Abstract.

Submit the following items, by 15 February 2020, to Mark Rutledge-Gorman, preferably by email
(rutledgm@ohsu.edu) in Word, or by FAX 503-721-1029 (voice 503-220-8262, extension 56653) or
courier to VA Portland Health Care System R&D 12, 3710 SW US Veterans Hospital Road, Portland Oregon USA 97239-2964:

1) Abstract of 250 or fewer words; indicate your preference for a) oral or poster presentation, or b)
poster only

2) Letter that includes your contact information and describes your eligibility (e.g., in what year of what Ph.D. or M.D. program, or postdoctoral status, general thesis topic, adviser /supervisor’s name, year of holding faculty rank, etc.), how meeting attendance will further your career goals, why the work to be presented is deserving of recognition, a statement of financial need if relevant

3) Curriculum vitae

4) Letter from your advisor or Chair confirming eligibility and/or need

5) Estimate of the amount of stipend needed justified by a list of expenses (including amounts) such as transportation, lodging, etc.

You will receive confirmation of your application within three business days – if you do not receive confirmation, then contact Mark Rutledge-Gorman immediately.

The National Institutes of Health USA is committed to increasing the participation in science of underrepresented minorities and women, who are encouraged to apply.

Additional meeting program, venue, and lodging information is available at
https://ibangs.memberclicks.net/2020-genes-brain-and-behavior-meeting.

For More Information Contact: rutledgm@ohsu.edu Mark Rutledge-Gorman, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA The International Behavioural and Neural Genetics Society (IBANGS) meets annually to discuss the multidisciplinary fields of neuro behavioural genetics.

Join us for the 22nd Annual Genes, Brain and Behavior Meeting
Marine Biological Laboratory
Woods Hole, MA, USA. May 12th-17th, 2020