The Washington-Baltimore Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group (WBMSDG) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Young Investigator Travel Awards. Awards will be granted to outstanding young investigators at the undergraduate or graduate student level to support travel to the 68th ASMS Conference in Houston, Texas. Undergraduate and graduate students in laboratories and institutions traditionally associated with the WBMSDG in the following geographic regions are encouraged to apply: from Richmond and Charlottesville, VA to the South and Newark, DE to the North. Three awards will be given. 1st place: $600, 2nd place: $500, 3rd place: $400.
Complete applications consist of the following items:
1. Travel Grant 2020 Application form (includes a checklist)
2. Electronic copy of ASMS abstract
3. Evidence of abstract acceptance by ASMS indicating the presentation format (poster or oral)
4. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
5. Two-page summary of research project (figures can be included)
6. Letter of recommendation from advisor
Applicants should submit Items 1-5 listed above as a single PDF file to Dr. Meghan Burke. Item 6 must be sent directly by the applicant’s advisor to Dr. Meghan Burke:
Meghan Burke, Ph.D.
100 Bureau Drive, Mailstop #8362
Gaithersburg, MD 20899
Tel: (301) 975-5631
The deadline for applications is 5:00 PM EST on Friday, April 27th, 2020. A panel of WBMSDG members will act as reviewers. Please note, previous winners are encouraged to apply if the award application for the upcoming ASMS conference significantly differs from the previously successful application. In the unlikely event that ASMS is cancelled, awards will be given out as well as prize amounts up to the full award to cover any incurred costs associated with ASMS travel. Successful applicants will be expected to give a 10-minute oral presentation at the post-ASMS WBMSDG meeting on June 15th, 2020 at Shimadzu Scientific in Columbia, MD.