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Travel Fellowships

Links within this page: Sponsor | Funding Information | Application Overview | Key Dates | Maximum Awards and Amounts | Eligibility Requirements | Application Process | Eligible Expenses | Notification | Contacts


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Funding Information

ISCB, through funding provided by the International Society for Computational Biology, the Great Lakes Bioinformatics Consortium, and the Center for Machine Learning and Health are pleased to offer travel fellowships for students to attend GLBIO. Students from the United States, Canada, and other countries are encouraged to apply but funding sources for Travel Fellowships are limited and we regret that we are not able to fund all applicants. The conference organizers are committed to providing support to as many eligible applicants as possible. Travel Fellowship consideration is based on criteria listed below.

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Application Overview

  1. Applicant must be a current student (high school, undergraduate or graduate) to submit an application.
  2. All applicants must attend all three (3) conference days and secure additional funding from other sources in order to be able to cover the full costs of attending the conference.
  3. The deadline to submit a fellowship application is March 22, 2024, by 11:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time. No exceptions will be made.

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Key Dates

March 22, 2024 Travel Fellowship Application Deadline (11pm Eastern Daylight Time)
March 27, 2024 Travel Fellowship Acceptance Notification
March 30, 2024 Early Registration Code Deadline (11:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time)

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Maximum Award Amounts

Fellowship award amounts will depend on the source of funding. Some sources will provide the exact amount of registration. For others the amount will be a maximum of $500 USD. Please note that funded applicants will only be able to cover approximately 50% of the expense of travel and registration fees with these fellowship amounts. Thus all applicants must seek and secure additional funding sources (e.g., from your home institution/university, or grant funding) and a letter regarding this additional funding is required in PDF format as part of your application.

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Eligibility Requirements

  • You are a student, High School or registered in an undergraduate or graduate degree program. Postdocs and Professionals DO NOT qualify. Evidence of your student status must be presented to the onsite registration desk upon check-in at the conference.
  • You will attend all three days of the conference, with arrival no later than the morning of May 14 and departure no earlier than the afternoon of May 16, and will sign in at the registration desk on each of these mornings to verify your attendance
  • Applicant must be prepared to register for GLBIO by the early registration deadline of March 30, 2024. If attendance at the conference is dependent on receipt of travel fellowship funds, please do not register until after the notification of travel fellowship funding. Any funded applicant failing to register for the conference by the early registration deadline of March 30, 2024 will automatically forfeit the funds so that another applicant can be awarded from among the original pool of applicants.
  • You have other funding resources to cover costs not met by an ISCB travel fellowship award. Applicant must be able to pay all expenses of attending the conference up front, including conference registration fee (as noted above), travel, accommodations and meals. Travel Fellowship funding will be provided as a reimbursement as a check payable in USD and mailed to the participant approximately 6-8 weeks after the conference.

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Application Process

Apply for Travel Fellowship

No application will be accepted after the deadline of March 22, 2024. Special consideration will be given to first-time GLBIO attendees who are not necessarily presenting work at the conference, women, undergraduate or high school students, underrepresented minorities, or students with disabilities.

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Eligible Expenses

Eligible expenses toward travel fellowship funds include conference registration, transportation (air on a U.S. Flag air carrier or land transportation from home region to conference city), and a maximum of 250 USD of hotel room and occupancy tax charges. In order to receive the full-awarded amount, receipts for registration, transportation and hotel accommodations are required that equal or exceed the awarded amount. Conference registration fee is reimbursable at the early registration pricing only; registration fees to attend pre-conference events are not reimbursable expenses.

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Applicants will be notified no later than March 27, 2024 of the funding status. In some cases applicants may be notified they are on a waitlist for funding. Any waitlisted applicant that is eventually awarded funds will be offered the opportunity to register at the early registration rate, therefore, please do not register for the conference if your attendance is fully dependent on being awarded a travel fellowship as any cancellation of an applicant's registration will be subject to the full regular registration cancellation policy.

Funded applicants will be required to present evidence of their eligibility status (such as student identification card) when signing in daily to record their attendance. In all cases, funds will be mailed to funded applicants after the conference per the details noted in Eligibility Requirements above.

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Questions regarding travel fellowships should be addressed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The information on this page is subject to change without notice, and all changed information will be considered final for the purposes of awarding and funding GLBIO Travel Fellowships.

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