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. Encouragement is provided via awards up to $500
(US) in support of travel. It is anticipated that approximately fifty (50)
awards will be made directly to students for the SETAC North America 34th
Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, 17-21 November 2013. 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. Abstract deadline is 28 May 2013. Student Travel Award application deadline is 5 June 2013. Failure to meet
the deadline or to follow instructions invalidates the application.
The following materials comprise a complete application package.
- A completed
- Abstract ID and title
- A statement of
research goals and accomplishments by the applicant (one-sided,
- A supporting
statement by the applicant's research advisor (one-side, single-page
maximum), inclusive of evidence of the required monetary match.
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
ALL applications must be submitted during the submission of your abstract. Your abstract must be submitted by the abstract deadline of 28 May 2013. Student Travel Award application deadline is 5 June 2013. For assistance or questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.