Abbott Science and Society Award for Emerging Scientists

Recognizing commitment to rigorous science and service to the community among early-career scientists but providing justified travel support and network opportunities at the 2022 Neuroergonomics & NYC Neuromodulation Conference

With generous sponsorship of Abbott, the 2022 Neuroergonomics & NYC Neuromodulation Conference is offering travel grants for selected students and trainees who require financial support to attend the conference. Together with Abbott, the conference organizers are committed to access, inclusivity, and diversity, and we aim to do everything we can to reduce the cost and maximize resources for the attendees.

The "Abbott Science and Society Award for Emerging Scientists" travel grant recipients will be selected based on 1) contribution to the meeting as evidence by submitting an abstract; 2) general record of service to the field; and 3) financial need.

Upon a careful review, we will select a total of 10 recipients, and each will be awarded up to $1,000 USD toward supporting conference related expenses such as travel, hotel, or registration. Awards are made on a rolling basis and therefore applicants are encouraged to apply immediately to maximize chances of success.

Awardee Requirements: Awardees are required to attend the entire three days of the conference from opening to closing remarks (and are encouraged but not required to attend workshops) as well as attend all social events focusing on diversity. Awardees will receive the grant after attending the meeting. Awardees are required to present their abstract poster. Awardees may be required to confirm their participation in these activities, for example by responding to an email or checking in.

Eligibility: 1) A full time student enrolled in MS or PhD program or other degree granting program at the time of the application who is involved in research and will not graduate before July 28, 2022 or an individual graduated with their degree after Dec 1, 2021. 2) Submitted an abstract (you do not need to be the listed presenting author but must be at the poster during the poster session). 3) Fully complete the on-line application.

The "Abbott Science and Society Award for Emerging Scientists" travel grant is not intended as a supplement for individuals with sufficient resources to attend the event (e.g., support from their laboratory). There are a limited number of awards and they are designated for individuals who would otherwise not be able to attend the meeting or experience personal financial hardship in attending. However, if you are receiving partial support for attending from your laboratory you may use this grant to supplement needed costs.

As a recipient, you will be required to attend both pre-conference social and women in neurotech events, where we will connect you with other Abbott Emerging Scientist awardees. You will also be recognized in the conference program. In addition to financial help, this opportunity is intended to promote your career through networking at the conference. In order to ensure your participation, you are required to submit an abstract for the conference.

Submissions are now closed.

Early career scientists and students who will submit an Abstract to the 2022 Neuroergonomics & NYC Neuromodulation Conference and who do not require financial assistance for conference expenses, should apply for the Emerging Scientist Award mechanism instead.


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