FASEB MARC Travel Awards Available for Practical Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology Course - Applications due March 31

FASEB has just announced MARC Travel Awards for the Practical Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology Course taking place May 8-12, 2017, in Philadelphia, PA.  Please feel free to share this announcement.

The course is designed to provide a basic understanding in reproductive and developmental biology and principles of various testing approaches for reproductive and developmental toxicology, with strong emphasis on the practical application of these principles and interpretation of nonclinical safety data as well as risk assessment. The intended audience for this course includes industrial and regulatory scientists, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. The course is co-hosted by the Teratology Society and the American College of Toxicology (ACT).

The FASEB MARC award for this course is up to $2100, to cover tuition, travel and related expenses.  A local award is available in the amount of $1000The application deadline is March 31, 2017. 

Eligibility limitations for this FASEB MARC Travel Award are as follows:

  1. Applicant must be a full-time graduate student or postdoctoral fellow.
  2. Applicant must be a current member of the Teratology Society. Nonmembers may apply for Teratology Society membership via our website.  Applications will be expedited in order that a trainee may apply for the award.
  3. Applicant meets one of the following criteria:
    • Individuals 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 Pacific Islanders (Guam and American Samoa); or full-time graduate student or postdoctoral fellow at an accredited minority institution.
    • Individuals with disabilities, defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities
    • Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, defined as those from a family with an annual income below established low-income thresholds and those who come from an educational environment that has inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to develop and participate in a research career.
  4. Applicant is a citizen or legal permanent resident of the USA.
  5. FASEB MARC may not provide funds to employees and trainees at Federal facilities who receive Federal support for their salary/wages. In addition, FASEB MARC is not able to provide travel funds to any applicant who is directly supported by Federal funds that include travel to meetings and conferences

The travel award application is available here: http://www.teratology.org/meetings/2017/TeratologyCourse-Application_2017.doc

ACT is handling course registration. Details regarding the course program, registration and lodging are available here: https://www.actox.org/meetCourses/PRDT2017.asp

Thank you!


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