Broadening Participation Travel Award Application
SICB Annual Meeting

[Please also visit the Broadening Participation Committee page]

Broadening Participation Travel Awards are intended to allow students, post-docs, and faculty members from a variety of underrepresented groups to attend the SICB annual meeting, by helping to defray the costs of travel, lodging, and registration. The goal of the BP committee is to increase the diversity of SICB and the field of integrative biology at all career stages, in terms of gender, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, ability/disability, and socioeconomic background.

Broadening Participation Travel Awards for the 2019 SICB meeting are partially funded by a generous donation from the Gans Collections and Charitable Fund Inc., a foundation established by renowned vertebrate morphologist and functional anatomist Carl Gans. To learn more about the foundation and additional opportunities for conference travel grants, please visit http://carlgans.org.

Submit an application via this online form and have one letter of recommendation uploaded to the following site: http://sicb.org/meetings/bpform/letter.php. In case of technical difficulties, recommendations can also be e-mailed directly to the BP Committee chair at Chair.BPC@sicb.org.



Completed applications must be received by October 17, 2018. Decisions will be made on or around November 16, 2018. Preference is given to applicants who are presenting; however, SICB attendees who are not presenting are also eligible for awards, and we especially encourage applicants from the local area who may be interested in attending for one or more days to learn about SICB.

We are particularly interested in your personal statement concerning any way(s) in which you feel that you are an underrepresented or otherwise nontraditional individual in your field, and how you enhance the diversity of experiences and perspectives within your field, geographic region, or institution. Applicants should inform their recommenders that the Broadening Participation Committee appreciates information on both how the applicant enhances diversity within their institution and/or scientific field, as well as on their academic and scientific achievements.

Fields marked with * are required.



*First Name
*Last Name
*Institution
*Department
Address
*City
*State/Province
*ZIP/Postal Code
Country
*Phone
*E-mail
*Category  Undergraduate
 MS Student
 PhD Student
 Postdoc
 Faculty: Assistant
 Faculty: Associate
 Faculty: Full
 Other
If Other: Specify
If Postdoc/Faculty: # of years at current academic level
If Student: Anticipated Year of Degree Completion
If Student: My mentor will be attending this SICB meeting  Yes

     Ethnicity - select one or more below
American/Alaskan Indian  
Black/African American  
Caucasian  
Hispanic/Latino  
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander  
Other (please describe)

Gender  Female
 Male
 Other
*PERSONAL STATEMENT: Please describe any way(s) in which you feel that you are an underrepresented or otherwise nontraditional individual in your field, and how you enhance the diversity of experiences and perspectives within your field, geographic region, or institution. Include a description of any challenges you have experienced related to underrepresentation, diversity, or inclusion.
*Are you presenting at this SICB meeting? If so, please provide authors and title of your abstract.
*Have you attended or presented at previous SICB meetings? If so when?
Have you previously received a BP Travel Award? If so when?
(Note that this does not disqualify you from receiving another award)
*What are your academic or career goals?
*Please briefly describe how attending this meeting would benefit your professional development.
*List item (travel, hotel, registration) and dollar amount requested (typically $500 max, except in cases of extremely high travel costs, etc).
NOTE: Please save all of your answers to application questions in a separate document, in case there are any problems with submission. You should see an “Application Complete” message following submission if your application was received successfully.