Travel Fellowships


We are raising funds to provide travel fellowships for African students to attend the ISCB Africa ASBCB 2011 Conference on Bioinformatics.

The Aim is to bring African students together to introduce them to a variety of research projects in computational biology, increase their awareness of the broad range of opportunities that exist in the field, and introduce them to some of the people leading this research internationally. The conference provides a great opportunity for students as it is preceded by 2 days of bioinformatics workshops, as well as a young researcher’s forum to be held in conjunction with the Human Genetics meeting.

Funding and Eligibility

  • Funding will support the registration, travel and accommodation of students. It will not cover visa fees, meals or subsistence.
  • The applicant must work at an African-based Institution.
  • The applicant must be a current member of ISCB and/or ASBCB.
  • Applicants need to have submitted a poster or paper for this conference; only accepted student poster and paper submitters will be eligible for funding (acceptance notification will be sent on the same day as the award notification).

Important Dates

August 2010

-- Calls for Travel Fellowship applications and paper and poster abstracts open


24th October 2010

-- Deadline for Travel Fellowship applications and paper and poster abstracts


30th November 2010 DATE EXTENDED TO: 3rd December 2010

-- Notifications of accepted papers, posters, and travel fellowships