Please Note: ABSTRACT & RELATED AWARDS SUBMISSION NOW CLOSED. All Award Winners have now been contacted.
The Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution provides numerous awards for conference attendees, including the Walter M. Fitch Award, Young Investigator Travel Awards, Undergraduate Travel and Mentoring Awards, Registration Awards, and Child Care Travel Awards. The applications for these awards (except the child care awards) are handled through the abstract submission system.
The Child Care Travel Award application is through the Registration system – this award application remains open. If you need to know if you have been granted a Child CareTravel Award before registering please email SMBE2017@mci-group.com
before 5 April.
For additional details about each award, please visit the SMBE awards page.
We would also like you to know that the organizers of SMBE 2017 are aware of and monitoring the unprecedented travel restrictions recently imposed for a 90-day period by executive order in the USA. We are working on accommodations, such as the option for making posters and slides available online, and we encourage scientists from the affected nationalities to contact us at SMBE2017@mci-group.com.
We would like to emphasize that (1) SMBE has always been a very international society and is a leader in promoting diversity among its membership and meeting attendees, and (2) Austin, in particular, is an inclusive and liberal city that welcomes people from around the world. We are looking forward to welcoming you to Austin in July!