Annual Meeting Travel Awards

Student/Postdoc & Young Faculty Travel/Competition Awards
at AAA's Annual Meeting - EB 2015

$250 and $350 Travel Awards are available for new and returning AAA members who present at EB.

Deadline: November 6, 2014

Apply online when submitting an abstract: http://experimentalbiology.org

Frequently Asked Questions (pdf) - includes screen shots of submission process


Eligibility & Guidelines for all Travel Awards

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be an AAA member with dues paid or renewed for 2015 by November 10, 2014
  • Must be the first author on the abstract and attend EB to present.
  • Must list AAA/Anatomy as your sponsoring society when submitting abstract. 
  • Must select an AAA abstract topic category when submitting your abstract. 
  • Only students and postdocs are eligible for travel and competition awards.
  • Early career and junior faculty may apply for a Young Faculty Travel Award.

General Information:

  • Only ONE travel award application per person.  If you are submitting multiple abstracts, then select your best abstract to be submitted for a travel award and presentation competition.
  • Travel Awards are distributed at the meeting after your poster or oral presentation.
  • Applicants have the opportunity to compete for a platform or poster award within their academic level, in addition to receiving a Travel Award. Abstracts are pre-judged to determine finalists in each category. 
  • Competition Awards are presented at the Closing Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. All Travel Award recipients will receive 1 complimentary ticket to attend and additional tickets may be purchased online prior to the meeting. Only competitive award finalists are required to attend the Awards Ceremony.
  • Only applications with confirmed abstracts will be considered. No substitution of first author/presenter allowed. Cancelations or no-shows will not receive a travel award.
  • Recipients and finalists are notified about 6-8 weeks after the abstract deadline.
  • Additional criteria for individual awards are listed below. Judges may withhold specific awards at their discretion.

Specific Requirements (listed by Award Type)

AAA Young Faculty Travel ~ AAA Student/Postdoctoral Travel ~
AAA Platform Presentation AwardsAAA Poster Presentation Awards ~

Past Winners

AAA Young Faculty Travel Award 

(deadlines and general requirements for all awards)
  • Up to five prizes of $500 awarded on a competitive basis, plus a complimentary AAA Closing Awards Ceremony ticket.
  • Must have been an AAA member for at least one full year prior to abstract/application deadline and be renewed for 2015
  • Must be a junior faculty member who is first author and presenter of a poster or a platform presentation at EB.

AAA Student/Postdoctoral Travel Award 

(deadlines and general requirements for all awards)
  • $250 travel grant to new AAA Student/Postdoctoral Members who have joined prior to the abstract/application deadline; $350 travel grant to renewing AAA Student/Postdoctoral Members who have renewed prior to the abstract/application deadline. This is a guaranteed travel award for eligible members who apply when they submit an abstract. 

AAA Platform Presentation Awards

(deadlines and general requirements for all awards)
  • First prize: certificate and $500; runners-up: certificate and $150.
  • All submitted abstracts are pre-judged to determine up to 6 finalists for each academic level (Postdoc, Graduate, or Undergraduate)
  • The finalists are judged on Saturday, March 28 at the Platform Award Session.  Platform finalists will also need to present again in their regular EB programmed session.
  • AAA Postdoctoral Platform Presentation Award - postdoctoral fellow or medical resident/intern (within 5 years of Ph.D. or M.D.) giving an oral presentation.
  • AAA Langman Graduate Student Platform Presentation Award - graduate student or medical/dental/vet student giving an oral presentation.
  • Educational Research Platform Presentation Award - Open to undergraduates, graduate students, medical/dental/vet students, and postdocs giving an oral presentation related to education or teaching.

AAA Poster Presentation Award

(deadlines and general requirements for all awards)
  • Certificate and $400 prize
  • Posters need to be up by 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on scheduled day. Authors must be at their posters from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Poster presentation is limited to 5 minutes. Judging times for those presenting in non-AAA poster sessions will be arranged individually.
  • Submitted abstracts are pre-judged to determine up to 12 finalists for each academic level (Postdoc, Graduate, or Undergraduate)
  • AAA Postdoctoral Poster Presentation Award - postdoctoral fellow or medical resident/intern (within 5 years of Ph.D. or M.D.) giving a poster presentation.
  • AAA Graduate Student Poster Presentation Award - graduate student or medical/dental/vet student giving a poster presentation.
  • AAA/ASE Student/Postdoctoral Education Research Poster Award - graduate student, medical/dental/vet student, postdoctoral fellow or medical resident/intern (within 5 years of Ph.D. or M.D.) giving a poster presentation related to education or teaching.
  • AAA Undergraduate Student Poster Presentation Award - undergraduate student giving a poster presentation.

***Review eligibility requirements carefully,

then apply online when submitting your abstract. **

Frequently Asked Questions

Be sure to review the presentation guidelines & judging criteria for:

Questions? Call 301-634-7907 or email AAA

 

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