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RSG with DREAM 2019 | November 4-6, 2019 | New York, USA |TRAVEL FELLOWSHIPS

Travel Fellowships

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

Funding Information

RECOMB and ISCB are pleased to offer travel fellowships to attend RSGDREAM 2019 for students and postdoctoral fellows to present a talk or poster at the conference in New Yok, New York. Funding sources for Travel Fellowships 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 criteria listed below.

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Travel Fellowship Application Overview

  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 prior to submitting an application

  3. Applicant must be listed as an author and be the presenter of an accepted Oral or Poster in order to be eligible to apply for travel fellowship funds through RSGDREAM 2019

  4. 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.

  5. The deadline to submit a fellowship application is September 25, 2019, by 11:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time. No exceptions will be made.

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Travel Fellowship Key Dates

September 10, 2019 Travel Fellowship invitations sent through Easychair
September 25, 2019 Travel Fellowship Application Deadline (11pm Eastern Daylight Time)
October 4, 2019 Travel Fellowship Acceptance Notification
October 7, 2019 Early Registration Deadline (11:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time)

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Maximum Award Amounts

The maximum fellowship award is $500 USD for those in the United States and $1,000 USD in all other geographic locations. 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).

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be a current ISCB member whose membership does not expire prior to the last day of the conference (November 6, 2019). 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.
  • Applicant must be listed as an author or co-author on the original submission to RSGDREAM 2019 Abstracts or Poster, and, per the requirements of the funding agencies, the funded applicant must be the presenting author of the work.
  • 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. (*The period of eligibility for a PostDoc is five (5) years from the time of their PhD completion date).

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Application Process

Invitations will be sent automatically to all submitting authors through Easychair. 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. No application will be accepted after the deadline of September 25, 2019.

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Eligible Expenses

Eligible expenses toward travel fellowship funds include conference registration, transportation (air or land transportation from home region to conference city), and a maximum of 400 USD of hotel room and occupancy tax charges and 150 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.

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Applicants will be notified no later than October 4, 2019 of the funding status. In some cases applicants may be notified they are on a wait list for funding. Any wait listed 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 RSGDREAM 2019 Travel Fellowships.

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