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ABRF Outstanding Scientist Scholarships

Outstanding Scientist Scholarships are available to ABRF members who have made significant contributions to their institutional shared resource facility or to the ABRF. The scholarship is to be used to offset the cost of attending the ABRF 2020 Meeting and all ABRF members are eligible. Students, postdoctoral fellows, laboratory technicians, junior staff, and administrators directly associated with the mission of member laboratories are encouraged to apply.

The award amount is $600 for domestic (USA) members, $750 for International North American members, and $1,000 for International non-North American members, and are to be used to offset the costs associated with meeting attendance (for example, travel and lodging). Complimentary registration for ABRF Annual Meeting is included as part of the scholarship.

The Founder’s Award is a new scholarship opportunity for the ABRF 2020 meeting aimed at supporting core staff scientists who are in the early stages of their careers. The Founder’s Award was started by Ronald L. Niece, a founding member of the ABRF, to provide core staff the opportunity to help advance their careers by engaging and participating in the ABRF meeting. Up to two core staff scientists will receive an additional $250 (on top of the Outstanding Scientist Scholarship) to be used to offset the costs associated meeting attendance. Founder’s Award application information will be collected as part of the Outstanding Scientist Scholarship application form.

The deadline for applications is January 15th.

For more information and to download the application:

Applicants should submit the following:

1. An application form (available here).

 2. A letter of support outlining the outstanding attributes of the applicant. If the applicant is a facility director, a letter of support from a senior colleague or head of department must be provided. Letters of support should be emailed to Carol Bayles,

No need to wait to r
egister for the ABRF Annual Meeting. Successful applicants will have their registration covered by the award and will be reimbursed.
Please note that successful applicants must be members of ABRF at the time of the ABRF Annual Meeting, and are required to attend the awards session to accept their prize.

Those who have received a travel award within the last three years are not eligible.

If an applicant has questions concerning filing an application, please contact Carol Bayles, Chair of the ABRF Scholarship Committee.

ABRF Scholarship Selection Committee

Carol Bayles (Chair) 
Allis Chien (EB Liaison)
Sridar Chittur
William Hendrickson
Jennifer Holbrook
Kevin Knudtson

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