Travel awards to the ABRF Annual Meeting are available to MWACD members who have made outstanding scientific and/or administrative contributions in their institutional core facilities; have developed new biotechnologies with applications in core facilities; and/or have been active in MWACD and/or ABRF activities. The award is to be used to attend the ABRF annual meeting, “ABRF2014: Team Science and Big Data: Cores at the Frontier”, to be held on March 22-25, 2014, in Albuquerque, NM. The MWACD will be providing four travel awards in the amount of $500 that may be used to offset the travel, hotel and registration costs associated with meeting attendance.
Application Deadline: January 17th, 2014 (Successful applicants will be notified by Jan 27th, 2014)
Application: Applicants will need to complete the application form to be eligible. The applicant should be sure to highlight the contributions they have made to their core and what the applicant hopes to gain from attendance. Please note that applicants must be members of ABRF at the time of their application, and are required to attend the awards session of the meeting in order to accept their award.
Qualifying Expenses: Airfare or Train travel (including baggage fees) – Economy class airfare or train travel from the city of residence to Albuquerque, NM. Mileage if traveling to the conference by car (in place of air or train travel), based on current federal rates. Mileage to get to and from the airport in your city of residence will not be reimbursed. If an individual is driving, mileage will be reimbursed up to the amount an air or train ticket would have cost, or whichever is least. Taxis to and from the airport in your city of residence and to and from the airport in Albuquerque (Guests of the DoubleTree by Hilton are offered complimentary shuttle service to/from the airport). Payments are based on actual expenses so original receipts will be required for reimbursement.
Please note that the ABRF does not reimburse for costs of rental cars, internet or telephone charges, alcohol, printing charges, or other incidentals not listed above. Internet in your guest room is provided free of charge for the ABRF group at the both the Renaissance and the Hilton. Meals will not be reimbursed through the MWACD Travel Award.
Eligibility: Past attendees of any of the MWACD Chapter Meetings are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to first-time attendees to the ABRF meeting or those that have not attended in several years. Those who have received an ABRF travel award within the past three years are not eligible. If an applicant has questions concerning filing an application, please contact Kevin Knudtson, Chairman of the MWACD Travel Award Committee (Phone: 319-335-7251, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ).
2014 MWACD Travel Award Selection Committee: Kevin Knudtson, Karen Staehling, Phil Hockberger, and Bill Hendrickson.