AOS provides travel awards for students (undergraduate, masters, and doctoral) as well as postdocs to help defray expenses to attend our annual meeting. These awards, made possible by endowed funds established through the generosity of Marcia Brady Tucker (in 1978) and Brina Kessel (in 2017), are administered by the Student & Postdoc Travel and Presentation Awards Committee.
Guidelines for this year’s awards are available on our meeting website.
FAQs for Award Recipients.
Although presenting as the first author of an oral or poster presentation at the conference is not an absolute requirement for eligibility, award selection will be strongly favored for those who are contributing actively to the conference, including (but not limited to) those who are helping to organize the conference, presenting a paper, or leading workshops, symposia, round-tables, or working group meetings. Student applicants need not be members when they apply; however, awardees must be AOS members in order to receive their awards. Post-doc applicants must be members of AOS when they apply and be generally ineligible for institutional student travel awards (e.g., graduated more than a semester prior to the meeting). Students between degree-seeking programs who intend to re-enter a degree program in the future may also apply for these awards.
Travel Awards In Support of Diversity & Inclusion
As part of our ongoing efforts to foster a diverse and inclusive community, AOS is proud to offer additional travel awards supporting individuals from underrepresented groups and/or those who have made significant contributions towards fostering a diverse and inclusive community. Membership in AOS is not required to be eligible for these awards. Students and postdocs (as described above) that wish to be considered for these awards should select the appropriate option in the application process.
NEW: Latin America and Caribbean Travel Awards
The AOS is proud to offer additional travel awards supporting individuals who are from, reside, and study in Latin America and the Caribbean. Membership in the AOS is not required to be eligible for these awards. Students and postdocs that wish to be considered for these awards should select the appropriate option in the application process below.
Applicants for travel awards under the auspices of diversity and inclusion and Latin American and Caribbean Travel Awards may also apply for the general travel awards; however, awardees will not be able to receive funding from multiple sources.
Note: Travel application portals will be opening early to accommodate applications from students and postdocs that require a visa to travel to London, Ontario. Please see application guidelines for more information.
For application details, please see the guidelines for this year’s meeting. Travel award applications for 2023 Travel Awards are now closed.