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Donald G. and Darel Stein Travel Award

Promoting the Study of Sex Differences in Neuroscience

Application Deadline: April 4, 2014

 

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) is pleased to announce a travel award opportunity for neuroscience students to present their research on sex differences in the brain at a scientific conference in 2014. SWHR is accepting applications for travel awards sponsored by Donald G. and Darel Stein in memory of Anne Hammer. Awardees must provide evidence that the poster or oral presentation has been accepted for inclusion in the conference.

Funds can be used to pay for expenses associated with attending a neuroscience-related conference, including an abstract submission fee, society membership and/or conference registration, and travel and/or lodging. The research presented must stem from a current project on sex differences in neuroscience.

Download the application here.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree program in neuroscience or a closely related field.
  • Applicants must be listed as a presenting author on the abstract or oral presentation.
  • The poster or slides must acknowledge funding from SWHR’s Donald G. and Darel Stein Travel Award, including SWHR’s logo. 

Required Components of Application (see more detailed instructions below):

  • A completed application form (signed and dated)
  • A current CV
  • A scientific abstract that addresses all of the review criteria in 800 words or less (once the abstract or oral presentation has been accepted by the scientific conference, proof of acceptance must be sent to SWHR in order to be eligible for the funding)
  • One signed and dated letter of recommendation, on institutional letterhead, from the student’s Laboratory Faculty Advisor/Principal Investigator

Award recipients will receive:

  • $1,000 for expenses related to attending a neuroscience-related scientific conference to present a poster or deliver an oral presentation
  • Recognition on SWHR’s website as one of the annual recipients of the Donald G. and Darel Stein Travel Award
  • Award certificate

Review Criteria:

  • Applications will be reviewed by a SWHR Fellowship Selection Committee for their scientific and/or theoretical merit, originality and potential contribution to sex-differences research in neuroscience. Applicants will be ranked according to their ability to do the following:
    • Identify the problem and describe the theoretical/conceptual basis for the project.
    • Demonstrate adequacy of the design and explain processes for data collection and analysis.
    • Describe how the research will advance the field of sex differences in neuroscience.
    • Use appropriate, high-quality scientific writing

Application Procedures:

  • To be considered, applicants must submit the following: a) a completed application form (signed and dated) available here, b) a current CV, and c) a scientific abstract that addresses all of the review criteria in 800 words or less (once the abstract or oral presentation has been accepted by the scientific conference, proof of acceptance must be sent to SWHR in order to be eligible to receive the funding). All of these application materials (other than the letter of recommendation) should be submitted to dario@swhr.org.
  • Each applicant’s Laboratory Faculty Advisor/Principal Investigator should send one signed and dated letter of recommendation on institutional letterhead to:

Dario Dieguez, Jr., Ph.D.

SWHR, Science Department

Re: Don G. and Darel Stein Travel Award

1025 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 601

Washington, D.C. 20036

 

All applications must be received by April 4, 2014 to qualify for consideration.

 Questions? Contact Dario Dieguez, Jr., Ph.D. at dario@swhr.org or 202-496-5066

 

Download the application here.

For more information about the 2012 Travel Award Recipients, click here.

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