2010 EMS Student Education Award—Call for Nominations
The Education, Student and New Investigator Affairs Committee of the EMS is seeking nominations for the EMS Student Education Award. This award seeks to recognize mentors who deserve appreciation for their impact on the careers of EMS members. This is a special opportunity for those students who want to nominate a candidate to receive an award during the 2010 EMS meeting in Forth Worth. Current students and those who have received their degree within the last five years (New Investigators) are eligible to submit nominations. Please note that although the nominators do not have to be EMS members, the nominee must be an EMS member.
Each nominee needs to have a primary nominator and a supporting nominator. No additional paperwork is needed, just the nomination forms (2 per nominee). Please consider nominating that person who made a difference in your career!!! Nominations are requested by September 10, 2010. Completed forms should be sent to EMS Headquarters.
Student and New Investigator Travel Awards
Students and new investigators are eligible for Travel Awards, which provide partial support to attend the EMS Annual Meeting. These travel awards are based primarily on the scientific merit of the abstract submitted for presentation. Awards will be made to EMS Members. If you are not a member, you should join. Membership can be attained easily via the EMS Web site. The number of travel awards funded is based on the budget approved by Council. New investigators are defined as individuals who have received their doctoral degrees within the past five years. Awards will be presented during the Banquet on Tuesday, October 26.
In keeping with EMS tradition, a student from a developing country currently enrolled in a graduate degree program in the USA or Canada is eligible to receive the Alexander Hollaender Travel Award. The applicant must indicate their desire to be considered for this award during the submission of their application.
Applicants must submit their abstract via the designated abstract submission system by June 1. Submissions should follow the general guidelines and format for EMS abstracts as described in the instructions. Applicants should indicate during the submission of their abstract their intention for applying for a travel award. The application is not complete until the recommendation letter and abstract have been submitted to EMS Headquarters. The recommendation letter should be submitted as a PDF or Word file and should be accompanied by a copy of the submitted abstract.
Award applications will be acknowledged by e-mail. The deadline to submit complete application materials with a copy of the submitted abstract has passed .
Student and New Investigator Presentation Awards
Students and new investigators hold a special place in the EMS. Therefore the Education, Student and New Investigator Affairs Committee invites all students and new investigators to submit abstracts for either poster or oral presentations. All students and new investigators will automatically be entered in the best presentation/poster competition according to the presentation type. Poster presented by students and new investigators will have special identification. A total of four presentation awards will be given: two for the best oral presentation by a student and a new investigator, respectively, and two for the best poster presentation by a student and a new investigator, respectively. Award recipients will receive a monetary award and new investigators will be required to submit a paper to the EMS Journal, Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis, which sponsors the awards. To be considered for the award, the abstract must be submitted and presented by a student or new investigator. Awards will be conferred to EMS members. Membership can be obtained at anytime via the EMS Web site.
FASEB MARC Awards
The FASEB MARC Program provides funding to support the participation of faculty/mentors and students, and poster/platform (oral) presenters at selected scientific meetings and conferences. The FASEB MARC awards help to defray meeting registration and travel-related expenses (lodging, transportation, per diem) associated with meeting/conference attendance. Travel awards are processed as reimbursements to the award recipients. Recipients are required to pay his/her meeting- and travel-related expenses first, and then request reimbursement from the FASEB MARC Program Office after completion of the meeting/conference. The deadline to apply for the FASEB MARC Awards is September 23, 2010.