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ABRCMS Student Registration Waiver

Deadline: Sept. 17

Do you need complimentary registration to participate in ABRCMS 2021? Apply for the ABRCMS Student Registration Waiver.

If you plan to apply for an ABRCMS Student Registration Waiver, please do not register for the conference until you find out if you have received a waiver. No reimbursements will be given for paid registrations.

Eligibility Requirements

 Prospective ABRCMS Student Registration Waiver applicants must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident.
  • Cannot be a previous ABRCMS presenter.
  • Must be a community college or undergraduate student as of Nov. 1 2021 at an accredited U.S. institution of higher education or a postbaccalaureate student in a formalized program who fulfills at least ONE of the following characteristics:
    • From racial and ethnic groups shown to be underrepresented in biomedical research including Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians (who maintain tribal affiliation or community attachment) or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other U.S. Pacific Islanders (Guam, American Samoa).
    • Currently enrolled at a community college and completed at least 30 credit hours.
    • From a disadvantaged background.
    • First-generation college student.
    • Nontraditional student (e.g., beginning post-secondary education at or after age 21, full-time employment, having dependents, taking longer than 6 years to complete a degree).
    • U.S. military veteran.
    • Individual with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.

Note:

  • Eligible applicants cannot have support to attend conferences from any NIGMS funded programs.
  • Master's and doctoral level graduate students are not eligible to apply.
  • Community college students, those with disabilities or students from small institutions are particularly encouraged to apply. 

Apply

The deadline has passed.

Notification

You will receive an eNotification by early October regarding the final status of your application.

Requirements of Accepted Recipients

As a recipient of an ABRCMS Student Registration Waiver, you will be held to a high standard. Your full participation in the conference is required. Awardees are required to attend the following:
  • ABRCMS Online webinar, Getting the Most Out of a Professional Scientific Meeting.
  • At least 9 of your peers’ poster presentations and one oral session.
  • At least 2 Exhibitor Spotlight Sessions.

In addition, you must:

  • Participate in the post-conference survey.

Failure to complete the requirements may result in refunding ABRCMS the cost of your registration fee.

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Leah Dixon
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202-942-9348

ABRCMS Judge Registration Waiver (non-students)

Deadline: Sept. 1

Complimentary registrations will be available for active researchers who are willing to participate as virtual judges through the Judge Registration Waiver Program. Reimbursements will not be given, so please do not register for the conference until you find out whether you have received the Judge Registration Waiver.

Eligibility Requirements

Prospective applicants must satisfy all of the following criteria:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be an active researcher (must spend at least 25% of time conducting research) in one of the 12 scientific disciplines represented at the conference.
  • Be a postdoctoral scientist, research faculty member or research scientist.
  • Be committed to mentoring and diversity.

Please note, the following individuals are ineligible to apply:

  • Federal employees. 
  • Program Directors from NIGMS-funded programs.

Application Requirements

Applicants should be prepared to answer the following questions:
  • What are your goals for attending ABRCMS 2021 and what do you hope to accomplish by attending? (limit to 500 characters)
  • Describe your previous experience judging presentations. (limit to 500 characters)
  • Describe your current mentoring activities and your commitment to diversity. (limit to 500 characters)

Apply

The deadline has passed. 

Notification

Notification emails will be sent at the beginning of October.

Requirements of Accepted Recipients

  • Attend all pre-conference judging training.
  • Be available to judge approximately 15 student presentations asynchronously before the conference Nov. 1-4.
  • Participate in the live ePoster chat sessions.
  • Actively engage in the conference by attending sessions, mentoring students, and networking with peers.
  • Provide feedback in the post-conference survey administered by DePass Consulting.

Failure to complete the requirements may result in refunding ABRCMS the cost of your registration waiver.  

Contact Us

Leah Dixon 
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202-942-9348
 

ABRCMS Judge Registration Waiver (senior level graduate students)

Deadline: Sept. 1

Complimentary registrations are available for senior level graduate students who are willing to participate as virtual judges. Reimbursements will not be given, so please do not register for the conference until you find out whether you have received the waiver..

Eligibility Requirements

Prospective applicants must satisfy all of the following criteria:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Passed qualifying exams.
  • Actively conducting research in one of the 12 scientific disciplines.
  • Committed to mentoring and diversity.

Application Requirements

Applicants should be prepared to answer the following questions:
  • Why do you want to participate in ABRCMS 2021? (limit to 500 characters)
  • Describe how your past experiences will affect how you will judge and provide feedback to undergraduates. (limit to 500 characters)
  • What are your career goals? (limit to 500 characters)

Apply

The deadline is now passed.

Notification

Notification emails will be sent at the beginning of October.
 

Requirements of Accepted Recipients

Recipients are required to:

  • Attend all pre-conference judging training.
  • Be available to judge approximately 15 student presentations asynchronously before the conference Nov. 1-4.
  • Participate in the live ePoster chat sessions.
  • Actively engage in the conference by attending sessions, mentoring students, and networking with peers.
  • Provide feedback in the post-conference survey administered by DePass Consulting.

Failure to complete the requirements may result in refunding ABRCMS the cost of your registration waiver.  

Contact Us

Leah Dixon 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
202-942-9348

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