BioME Travel/Conference Award

In an effort to support students who have had their research accepted for presentation at a professional life sciences conference, Bioscience Association of Maine accepts requests for funding of up to $2,000 to help cover costs associated with attendance. BioME Travel/Conference Award can be used for costs related to presenting at a conference/seminar, such as registration fee, poster printing, travel, accommodation and meals during the event.

  • Maine resident – must have resided in Maine for at least 6 months prior to application.
  • College enrollment – must be enrolled in an accredited college program in a life sciences field at a Maine academic institution. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply. Undergraduate students must be enrolled full-time. Graduate students must be actively enrolled in a graduate program.
  • Life science majors only. Some life science majors include biology, biomedical sciences, bioengineering, ecology, virology – for a full list please see examples HERE.
  • Original bioscience research presented at a professional life sciences conference.
  • Presentation – Planned poster, paper or oral presentation at a bioscience conference or seminar that requires travel or registration to a virtual conference.
  • Note – This award can be used for costs related to presenting at a conference/seminar, such as registration fee, poster printing, travel, accommodation and meals during the event.
  • Note – Applicants may apply to multiple scholarships but are eligible to receive only one BioME Scholarship per academic year.
  1. Rolling applications – students apply all year round, up to 90 days before or after attending the event.
  2. Response from BioME is given within 90 days of submission. Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis in March, June, September, and December.
  3. Full award (up to $2,000) is disbursed after we receive recipient cost breakdown report and relevant receipts (within 90 days from receipt of your materials).
  4. Note: Please contact info@mainebioscience.org (or include information in question #27 of the application) if you would like to discuss extenuating circumstances for reimbursement prior to event.
  5. Follow up: We ask that if awarded before attending the Conference, the recipient acknowledges BioME at the Conference/event. Within 90 days after the event, please provide a breakdown of costs incurred (registration fee, travel, hotel etc.) and relevant receipts.
  • Can a candidate apply BEFORE the conference/seminar?
    • Yes, candidates can apply up to 90 days prior to the event
    • If you apply BEFORE the event, we ask that you submit the application form with attachments, including an estimate budget. Within 90 days after the event, you are required to submit cost breakdown report and receipts.
  • Can a candidate apply AFTER the conference/seminar?
    • Yes, candidates can apply up to 90 days following the event
    • If you apply AFTER the Conference, we ask that you include actual cost breakdown report and documentation with all application materials within 90 days after the event. Please include with application attachments.
  • Can a candidate attend a school out of state?
    • No, not for this type of scholarship.
  • What do I need to submit with my application?
    • Resumé or CV
    • Estimated or Actual Cost Breakdown
      • Please provide an estimate on what the grant would cover, breaking down by item OR, if you are applying for the grant after the event took place, please provide actual budget.
    • Relevant Receipts
      • For events that already took place
    • Proof of Registration and/or Acceptance to Present
  • Can this award be used to fund international events?
    • No, not at this time.

BioME Travel/Conference Award Application

    A. CONTACT INFORMATION





    Street Number, Street, Suite



    City, State, Zip, Country



    If different from home address listed. Street Number, Street, Suite or PO Box



    City, State, Zip, Country








    YesNo

    Note: You need to answer "yes" to question #7 to be eligible.

    B. ACADEMIC INSTITUTION INFORMATION





    Street Address, City, State, Zip, Country





    Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, etc.





    Full Time / Part Time

    C. CONFERENCE/EVENT





    If it exists






    VirtualIn-Person





    YesNo



    YesNo










    D. ATTACHMENTS

    Please provide an estimate on what the grant would cover, breaking down by item OR, if you are applying for the grant after the event took place, please provide actual budget.

    For events that already took place.

    Please compile receipts into single PDF file. If submitting receipts after conference, submit to info@mainebioscience.org.



    If you are experiencing technically difficulties when submitting this form, please email info@mainebioscience.org.