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 2018 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

Submit this application via this online form and have one letter of recommendation sent by your recommender via e-mail or post to:
Stacey Combes
Chair, SICB Broadening Participation Committee
Department of Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Completed applications must be received by October 25, 2017. Decisions will be made on or around November 15, 2017. Preference is given to those applicants who are presenting; however, registration costs will be considered for local applicants and applicants who are not presenting. We are particularly interested in your challenges and professional development statements. Only applications completed by the due date will be considered. Travel awards will be given to recipients at the Broadening Participation Social during the annual meeting.

Letters should be e-mailed directly from the recommender to the committee chair ( by October 25, 2017, with the applicant’s first and last name in the subject line. 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.

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