Travel Awards are available for approximately 10 early career investigators or investigators intraining, who will participate in a special session at the meeting that will focus on career development. The travel awards will cover travel to and from the meeting, meals, and hotel accommodations. Successful applicants will be from institutions with at least one NIA supported center, and who have demonstrated translational or multidisciplinary interests in aging related to the workshop topic. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups are particularly encouraged to apply. For applicants who are not selected for this award but are still interested in attending the meeting, limited space may be available.
To be considered for an RCCN Travel Award, applicants must:
Be an advanced doctoral student (have completed all requirements for the degree except for the dissertation), postdoctoral fellow or an early stage investigator as defined by the NIH (https://grants.nih.gov/policy/early-investigators/index.htm#definition)
Be at an institution with at least one NIA Sponsored Center (e.g., Shock, Roybal, RCMAR, OAIC/Pepper, ADRC, or CDEA).
Have demonstrated interest in translational and/or multidisciplinary interest relevant to the workshop topic
Be available to attend the entire meeting Be willing to present either a poster or brief oral presentation of on-going or recently completed work
Submit the application form, and NIH biosketch, as well as a brief statement from a NIA Center Director to AFAR to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Decisions will be made no later than September 20, 2019. Questions? Any questions about the workshop or the travel stipend can be directed to Elizabeth Pritchett-Montavon at email@example.com.