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Under the strong belief that attendance at our Symposia presents an invaluable opportunity for future protein scientists, TPS is committed to making it possible for young scientists to participate and benefit from our Annual Meeting. 

Finn Wold and Protein Science Young Investigator Awards (sponsored by Wiley)

Eligibility: Undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdocs. Applicants must be or become a Protein Society member. The award includes up to $1,000 in reimbursed travel costs for international attendees (outside of Canada, Mexico, and USA) and up to $500 in reimbursed travel costs for domestic (Canada, Mexico, and USA) attendees. Protein Science awards are sponsored by Wiley.

Diversity Awards (sponsored by the Hans Neurath Foundation)

Attendance at our Symposia presents a valuable opportunity for early-career protein scientists. The Protein Society is committed to supporting the participation of junior scientists from diverse backgrounds and individuals who work to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in our field. Our Diversity Awards include $1,000 in reimbursed travel costs for international attendees (outside of Canada, Mexico, and USA) and up to $500 in reimbursed travel costs for domestic (Canada, Mexico, and USA) attendees as well as two years of society membership. 

Eligibility: Undergraduate students, postbaccalaureate students/research assistants, graduate students, and postdocs from any institution; junior faculty from minority-serving institutions. Membership required but reimbursed for awards recipients. Diversity Awards are sponsored by The Hans Neurath Foundation. 

All travel awards are contingent on recipients attending and presenting their poster at the meeting. 

Eligible expenses include: round-trip economy class airfare, train, or bus fare to and from symposium, symposium registration fee, abstract submission fee, taxi fare, up to 4 nights hotel accommodations (no incidentals or in-room charges), parking, or gasoline. Charges that are not reimbursable include but are not limited to: food, membership dues, or incidentals. 

Improved Reimbursement Policy

To meet the needs of our students, the Society will reimburse all travel award winners for their registration and abstract submission fees shortly after confirmation of award acceptance. Those not already registered will receive a complimentary registration code. The remaining balance of the travel award can be applied towards housing costs if the recipients are staying at the host hotel, using a rate within the TPS PS38 room block. Travel award winners should book accommodations using the link on our website, using their own form of payment, and the balance of the travel award (travel award amount minus registration and abstract submission fee) will be deducted from the hotel room night and tax bill under the TPS rooming block, prior to check-out.  

IMPORTANT: For recipients of the travel awards to receive the credit prior to check-out they must book accommodations using the TPS room block link (also found on other symposium-related pages). Travel awards cannot be used for incidentals or other charges – only towards the room nightly rate and applicable fees.    

Travel award winners who are not staying at the host hotel, or who would like to use funds for other eligible expenses – can submit for reimbursement following the completion of the symposium.