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FASEB MARC Travel Award

The FASEB MARC Program provides funding for travel awards to encourage and support the participation of underrepresented students and postdoctoral fellows at scientific meetings and conferences, and the participation of underrepresented PhD/graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty members in leadership development and grantsmanship training seminar programs. The awards help to defray meeting registration and travel-related expenses (lodging, transportation, per diem) for eligible underrepresented* undergraduate and PhD/graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty and mentors/faculty scientists in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.
  * For the purpose of meeting the goals and objectives specified by the MARC Program, individuals from groups underrepresented in the biomedical sciences include:

  • Individuals from racial and ethnic groups shown to be underrepresented in biomedical research including Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians (who maintain tribal affiliation or community attachment) or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other U.S. Pacific Islanders (Guam, American Samoa);
  • Individuals with disabilities, defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; and
  • Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, defined as those from a family with an annual income below established low-income thresholds and those who come from an educational environment that has inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to develop and participate in a research career.

   For more information, please see NIH's Diversity Statement: "Notice of NIH's Interest in Diversity" (NOT-OD-15-053).

The travel awards are supported by a federal training grant from the NIGMS/NIH - T36-GM08059-32.

For more information, including instructions and deadlines, please visit the FASEB MARC Program