ABRCMS-LINK Travel Award
October 13, 2014
The ASM-NSF Leaders Inspiring Networks and Knowledge (LINK) Program seeks to advance quality mentoring, build partnerships, and support a community of trained mentors who will be essential in the development of tomorrow’s research workforce. Join us for the ABRCMS Mentoring Strategies Workshop, an intensive, facilitated interactive ideas lab designed to foster collaborations and innovative thinking. We are seeking a multidisciplinary mix of 20-30 active researchers and educators who are willing to engage in a creative exchange of ideas, experiences, and solutions. The focus is to tackle our greatest mentoring challenges, especially as it relates to building interdisciplinary research teams and broadening participation in STEM. Through guided exercises, we hope to generate and refine transformative ideas that will impact the global research enterprise.
Travel subsidy covers:**
- Workshop costs (includes registration, materials, meals)
- ABRCMS Registration (includes all scheduled meals, conference materials, closing banquet and access to all sessions)
- Housing (up to 5 nights at the conference hotel)
- Travel (airfare/bus fare)
- Ground transportation
**Applicants receiving travel support to attend ABRCMS from outside sources will be ineligible for the full travel subsidy. Instead, partial support to defray cost associated with travel to the workshop (Nov 11-13) will be provided.
Prospective applicants must satisfy the following criteria:
- Active researcher in one of the twelve scientific disciplines represented at the ABRCMS conference (click here for list), and
- Senior-level postdoctoral scientist or research faculty member, and
- NSF-funded or NSF-eligible researcher, and
- Available to serve as an ABRCMS Judge or exhibitor (Nov 13-15), and
- U. S. citizens or U. S. permanent resident
- Name and contact information
- Essay to describe your research and professional experience.
- Statement to describe how you address mentoring challenges at your institution
- Essay describing your vision or plan to adapt/transform mentoring practices
- Statement to state what you hope to gain by participating
- List of current (since 2009) research activities, including presentations, publications, grants and awards
Contact ASM-LINK Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.942.9358 if you have any questions.