The SETAC North America Board of Directors established a program to support
travel of students to SETAC Annual Meetings in North America in 1991. The
purpose of the program is to encourage participation of students who are SETAC
members in each annual meeting. It is anticipated that approximately fifty (50)
awards will be made directly to students for the SETAC North America 36th Annual
Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, 1–5 November 2015. SETAC
members who are students are eligible no matter where they live.
Requirements and Limitations:
Applicant must be a current SETAC member in good standing. Monetary support
equal to the Travel Award must be provided by the student, the student's
institution, advisor, or come from other sources. Students can win one award as
a MS and one as a Ph.D. student, but cannot win a minority student/mentor award
plus MS and Ph.D. awards. A maximum of two awards will be given to any one
person. Awards made to Undergraduate students, will not count toward the two
awards. Applicants for Student Travel Awards must be planning to make a
platform or poster presentation at the SETAC North America Annual Meeting and
must have submitted an abstract.
student’s intent of applying for a Student Travel Award must be done as part of
submission process. Failure to meet
the deadline or to follow instructions invalidates the application.
The following materials comprise a complete application package.
- Active student membership with SETAC;
- A completed application form;
- One high resolution photo;
- CV or Resume (2000 character maximum);
- A statement of research goals and accomplishments by
the applicant (250 word maximum);
- A supporting statement by
the applicant's research
advisor (one-side, single-page maximum), inclusive of evidence of
required monetary match. Please note that the advisor will receive
an separate email requesting for the supporting statement.
Members of the SETAC North America Awards & Fellowships Subcommittee for
Travel and Minority Awards evaluate and rank all applications. The number of
awards will be limited by available funds, and applicants will be ranked on the
basis of the following criteria:
- Completeness and
timeliness of the application package
- Quality of the
- Organization and
presentation of applicant's statement of goals and accomplishments.
- Availability to
volunteer at the Annual Meeting
If the number of highly meritorious applicants exceeds the available funds,
selections will be made with the objective of maintaining equal discipline and
NOTE: All monetary
stipends will be awarded at the Annual Meeting.
must be submitted during the submission of your abstract. (Date is to be determined)