External Conference & Professional Development Scholarship

The BioXFEL External Conference & Professional Development Travel Scholarship was created to support the continuing education of our BioXFEL Scholars. BioXFEL encourages its students and postdocs to attend external conference and workshops that will benefit their career progression and professional development. This scholarship will support up to half of the travel expenses incurred for a relevant, educational or scientific workshop, conference or other training event within a maximum reimbursement of $1000 for domestic and $1500 for international meetings. Eligibility and final selection will be determined by the BioXFEL education committee. Funding for this initiative is limited and will be distributed on rolling basis. Reimbursement for past events, beamtime or other research-related travel are not eligible for this scholarship.

Application requirements

  1. Provide the following information: Full name, name of the PI providing the support letter, confirm that you are a registered BioXFEL Scholar, describe which conference you want to attend, and estimate the total cost (broken down by flight, hotel, registration etc.).
  2. Submit a cover letter- describe the event and how it will benefit the scholar
  3. Support letter from PI

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Examples of appropriate events:

  1. Ultrafast X-ray Summer Seminar (SLAC/CFEL)
  2. Diffraction Methods in Structural Biology - Gordon Research Conference (GRC)
  3. Diffraction Methods in Structural Biology - Gordon Research Symposium (GRS)
  4. American Crystallography Association Meeting (ACA)
  5. Other related events