Travel Fellowships – ISMB/ECCB 2015

Funding Information

ISCB is pleased to offer travel fellowships to ISMB/ECCB 2015 for students and postdoctoral fellows to present a talk or poster at the conference in Dublin, Ireland. Although our funding sources are very 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 membership and accepted work to ISMB/ECCB 2015.

Travel Fellowship Application Invitations are sent directly to eligible individuals after acceptance of a accepted Proceedings paper, Highlight paper, Late Breaking Research abstract, and Poster (excluding accepted Late Posters).
  1. The submitting author will be sent the invitation and is responsible for getting the invitation to the presenting author if the work is not being presented by the submitting author;
  2. Applicant must be a current member of ISCB, with membership valid through the duration of the conference, prior to submitting an application;
  3. Applicant must be listed as an author and be the presenter of an accepted Paper, Poster, Highlights or Late Breaking Research presentation in order to be eligible to apply for travel fellowship funds through ISMB/ECCB 2015;
  4. All applicants must attend all 3 conference days and secure additional funding from other sources in order to be able to cover the full costs of attending the conference;
  5. The deadline to submit a fellowship application is May 5, 2015, by 5:00 Eastern Time. No exceptions will be made.
Eligible expenses

Eligible expenses toward travel fellowship funds include conference registration (including AKES, SIGs, and Satellite meetings, and the Student Council Symposium),  transportation (air or land transportation from home region to conference city), a maximum of $660 USD of hotel room and occupancy tax charges, and a maximum of $165 USD in meal expenses. 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 such as SIGs and Tutorials and registration fee for the Student Council Symposium is an accepted expense (only when also registering for the full conference).
The maximum fellowship award is determined based on geographical location of applicant and upon submission of appropriate receipts. 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). For ISMB/ECCB 2015 maximum awards will be as follows:

Africa 1100 USD
Asia (excluding Middle East)
1100 USD

1100 USD

650 USD
Mexico / Central America / South America 1100 USD
Middle East
750 USD
1200 USD

United States

1100 USD

Submission Schedule
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Travel Fellowship Application Deadline
Monday, June 1, 2015
Travel Fellowship Acceptance Notification

Application Process

Application is by invitation-only, sent automatically via email to the submitting author of each accepted Proceedings paper, Highlight paper, Late Breaking Research abstract, and Poster (excluding accepted Late Posters). This invitation email will arrive after notification of acceptance of one of these submission types as a separate. IF YOU HAVE AN ACCEPTED PRESENTATION AND HAVE NOT RECEIVED AN INVITATION BY APRIL 17 – PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER AND THEN CONTACT US IF AN INVITATION IS NOT THERE:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Each invitation will include a unique travel fellowship application URL to link to an application. The application URL must be submitted by the presenting author only, if he or she meets the qualifying requirements. If the submitting author is not the presenting author, it is the responsibility of the submitting author to forward the invitation to the presenting author if he or she meets the eligibility requirements. Each application URL can only be used one time and no application will be accepted after the deadline of May 5, 2015.

Eligibility Requirements
  1. Applicant must be a current ISCB member whose membership does not expire prior to the last day of the conference (July 14, 2015). Applications will not be accepted from non-members; pending memberships do not qualify and must be paid in full prior to submission of an application.
  2. Applicant must be listed as an author or co-author on the original submission of an accepted ISMB/ECCB 2015 Proceedings paper, Highlight paper, Late Breaking Research abstract, or Poster (excluding accepted Late Posters), and, per the requirements of the funding agencies, the funded applicant must be the presenting author of the work. (Submitters to the "Call for Late Posters" are not eligible for fellowship funding.)
  3. Applicant must be registered in a degree program (undergraduate or graduate) or as a postdoctoral research fellow at an accredited educational institution at the time of the conference; post docs and employees of any US federal agency are ineligible for funding using US federal funds - currently we have only US federal funds for this travel fellowship program.
  4. Applicant must be prepared to register for ISMB/ECCB 2015 by the early registration deadline of June 5, 2015, and plan to attend all 3-conference days (July 12, 13, 14). 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 June 5, 2015 will automatically forfeit the funds so that another applicant can be awarded from among the original pool of applicants.
  5. Applicant must be able to pay all expenses of attending the conference up front, including conference registration fee (as noted in #4 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.
Questions regarding 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 ISMB/ECCB 2015 Travel Fellowships.