Students can request funding from The Graduate School to cover up to $1000 per year towards travel expenses to present their research at scientific meetings and conferences.
Graduate students have the opportunity to attend scientific meetings and conferences locally, nationally and around the globe. Scientific meetings and conferences offer a chance for students to present research posters and give talks about their projects. It's a great way to network with other scientists in the field, with opportunities to learn and connect with colleagues in the pursuit of new breakthroughs in biomedical research.
Most of the time travel is domestic, however, students may travel internationally if they find a relevant meeting related to their research. Our students find that having the ability to travel to present work is an exciting and rewarding part of their professional development.
Funding requests must be submitted no later than two weeks before travel dates.
Conference: North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (NACFC)
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
My abstract was selected for a short oral presentation in a session entitled, "The Wonderful World of Exercise: What’s New in CF Care?" The presentation went great and sparked a lot of conversation at the opening ceremony event that followed. NACFC22 was a great networking conference. I met a number of future colleagues at UVA (where my post-doc with will be), in which we discussed ways I could still be involved with CF-related research. I also had the pleasure of meeting in-person with many of our Emory colleagues which whom we collaborate on a number of projects.
Conference: American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Special Conference: Brain Cancer 2023
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
I was delighted to be invited to attend the conference and chosen as a presenting author for my abstract titled Understanding the role of dNTP pool on double-strand break and resistance to therapy in quiescent hypoxic glioblastoma. I had a lot of interest as people visited my poster with great discussion and beneficial feedback that will help move my research forward. Overall, this meeting provided a stimulating forum for me to interact with many scientists in the same research field, as well as a pleasant setting for informal communication. I benefited greatly from the opportunity to attend as I learned from the important discussions of current research findings from many researchers.
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