NSF Travel Award


1. Who can apply?

The travel awards are open to current doctoral students in Ph.D. programs within the United States. Exceptional undergraduate students engaged in research (e.g., NSF REU students), MS research and PhD students, and beginning post-doctoral researchers will be given full consideration. To be eligible for NSF travel grant, US-based students (referred to as “you”) must apply no later than Thursday, May 21, 2018 sending your application to the chair of the PhD Travel Award, Prof. Dan Ferris, at:


2. What will be funded?

Travel award winners will receive financial support that they can use for airfare, hotel, and/or meeting registration.

3. How to apply?

  1. Obtain a letter from your advisor/professor confirming that:
    • You are currently a full-time research student in good standing in a US institution and working in areas related to MoBI.
    • You will be attending the 3rd International MoBI conference 2018 and associated events.
    • The remainder of your travel support will be covered by other means (indicate how).
  2. Write a personal 1-page statement describing your research interests, and how you wish to benefit from attending the MoBI conference 2018. Indicate your full-time student status (B.S./M.S./Ph.D./Postdoc), and location you will be traveling from.
  3. Send the above documents along with (max. two-page) CV to Prof. Ferris (DFerris@bme.ufl.edu).
  4. Make sure to submit an Abstract for the poster session if you are a Ph.D. student.

4. What are selection criteria?

Students meeting the criteria will be selected based on the quality of their motivation letter and fit of the PhD project to the conference themes.  It is optional to provide information about gender and race/ethnicity for tracking purposes. Woman and minorities are especially encouraged to apply and we are particularly interested in supporting doctoral students from underrepresented backgrounds