Each year the Teratology Society awards money to students and postdoctoral fellows
to assist them with their travel expenses. Students/postdoctoral fellows who have
an abstract that is accepted for presentation and present the abstract during the
meeting, as either a platform or poster presentation, are eligible for a Travel
Award of $500. Applicants should be enrolled in a program leading to a graduate
degree in a field of study related to teratology or should be postdoctoral fellows
in such a field and should attend the Teratology Society Annual Meeting. Students/postdoctoral
fellows who apply for a Travel Award must be members of the Teratology Society at
the time of the 2011 Meeting. The applicants will be instructed to have their mentor
submit a letter of recommendation; without this they are not eligible to be considered
for a Travel Award.
The Award Application Submission deadline is February 14, 2011.
Travel Award Application Information
Teratology Society Student Membership
Requirements for Student membership
consist of sponsorship by a member of the Teratology Society and the signature of
the applicant’s Major Professor whose signature verifies that the applicant is a
student or postdoctoral fellow in good standing and is working in the field of teratology.
The Major Professor also will provide the expected date of graduation or fulfillment
of fellowship. Student members are requested to apply for Regular or Associate membership
status at the first Annual Meeting of the Society after they graduate or after fulfillment
of their postdoctoral fellowship. Those students who choose not to apply for Regular
or Associate membership status by the time of the succeeding Annual Meeting will
have their membership inactivated. For information about applying for membership please
visit the Teratology Society Web site.
Letter of Application
A letter from your Mentor is required for all Student and Postdoctoral
Fellow Travel Awards and should be sent to Society Headquarters at email@example.com.
The letter should include the following information:
- a specific
statement to confirm you are currently enrolled at the sponsoring institution
or still in the formal training phase of your education
- a brief
description of the curriculum of study and/or your research program
- an assessment
of the qualities that would single you out for recognition by the Teratology
additional introduction, methods, results, discussion, and/or two pages of
Additional Student and Postdoctoral Award Opportunities
The Wilson Presentation Awards are selected for the two best presentations in the student platform competition.
The James C. Bradford Memorial
Award is presented by Middle Atlantic Reproduction and Teratology Association
(MARTA) to the student selected as the best paper in the poster competition.
The Marie W. Taubeneck Award recognizes a student or young investigator for scholarship in teratology and service
to the Society.
If you apply for a Wilson Presentation Award and are not selected as a finalist,
you can be considered for the James C. Bradford Memorial Award by selecting "platform
or poster" for your presentation type.