Conference Travel Grants

$500 grants for PhD students and post-docs to attend scientific meetings

Axol Bioscience is pleased to offer two conference travel grants to early career researchers intending to present their work at a recognized life science conference of their choosing. Each Axol Conference Travel Grant recipient will receive up to 500 USD towards their conference attendance costs. 

There are two Axol Travel Grant schemes available in 2017:

  • Axol Neuroscience Conference Travel Grant Scheme aimed at early career neuroscientists looking to present their work and gain insight from their peers in the field.

  • Axol Cardiovascular Conference Travel Grant Scheme aimed at early career cardiovascular biologists looking to present their work and gain insight from their peers in the field.

Eligibility criteria

To enter, prospective candidates must:

  • Be a PhD student or postdoctoral-level researcher working in academia or industry

  • Perform life science research in the field of neuroscience or cardiovascular research

  • Submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation at the conference

  • Use the award for travel to a recognized conference relevant to their research area within 12 months of receipt of the award

  • Provide a blog post summarizing the meeting and their experience at the event.

  • Complete the application form in full

Application form

All application forms must be submitted before midnight (GMT) on Friday 31 March 2017. If you have any queries please email scholarships@axolbio.com.

Selection process

All applications will be reviewed by the Axol Bioscience selection committee. Recipients will be announced by Friday 20 April 2017.

Terms and conditions

The Axol Bioscience Travel Grant is open to early career life science researchers. Recipients must agree to use the award for travel to a recognized conference relevant to their research area within 12 months of receipt of the award. Recipients will be required to submit a blog about their time and experience at the conference. This should be 450 to 750 words in length, include subheaders, hyperlinks, images and be written in US English. Recipients must agree to 1) write this blog and include a photo of themselves at the conference, 2) their name, project title and affiliated institute being used to promote the travel grant scheme via Axol's social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) and website (axolbio.com) and 3) include the Axol logo on their poster/presentation at the conference. Each recipient will receive up to 500 USD towards the cost of their travel to the conference. This will be paid to the recipient's bank account once proof of travel/accommodation costs and registration fees have been submitted and the recipient's blog has been approved and published on the Axol Incubator.


Axol Travel Grant recipients 2016

The recipients of our Axol 2016 Conference Travel Grants were  Marie Franquin, a neurobiologist at McGill University, Canada who presented at Neurobiology of Brain Disorders 2016 and Abigail Robertson, a cardiovascular researcher at the University of Manchester, UK who presented at Frontiers in Cardiovascular Biology 2016.  Read their blogs on the Axol Incubator.

Neurobiology of Brain Disorders 2016

by Marie Franquin





Frontiers in Cardiovascular Biology 2016

by Abigail Robertson

   

            

Axol Travel Grant recipients 2015

The recipients of our Axol 2015 Conference Travel Grants were Kyle Ploense, a graduate student who presented at Society for Neuroscience 2015 in Chicago and Anne Gilmorea post-doctoral fellow at Pennington Biomedical Research Center who attended the 2015 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.