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 (to be determine) (US) in
support of travel. 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.
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.
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 the
required monetary match. Please note that the advisor will receive an separate email requesting for the supporting statement.
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 abstract
- Organization and presentation of applicant's statement
of goals and accomplishments.
- Availability to volunteer at the Annual Meeting
the number of highly meritorious applicants exceeds the available funds,
selections will be made with the objective of maintaining equal discipline and
All monetary stipends will be awarded at the Annual Meeting
must be submitted during the submission of your abstract. (Date is to be determined)