Students, graduate students, post-doctoral associates and junior faculty (less than four years in first academic appointment) are encouraged to apply for this prestigious travel award created in 2010 to help with certain travel expenses incurred for the SLAS International Conference and Exhibition.
The travel award covers transportation costs (subject to SLAS policy), full conference registration and one-day short course attendance, and accommodations for a maximum of 4 nights in a shared room (2 people per room).
An applicant must be the primary author of a submitted abstract and must present their research in either a poster or oral (podium) session at the conference. Submitted award applications are reviewed by members of the Tony B. Academic Travel Award selection panel and are based on multiple factors, including but not limited to:
Multiple applicants from a single research group are allowed to apply. However, such applicants should understand that award application reviewers may prioritize the applications so that only one individual per investigator's research group receives an award. This decision will be based on funding availability and the criteria listed above.
The Tony B. Academic Travel Award honors Tony Beugelsdijk, Los Alamos National Laboratory, an Association for Laboratory Automation (ALA) co-founder who passed away in August, 2009. Tony played a very inspirational and instrumental role in laboratory robotics and made significant contributions to ALA, the former LabAutomation conference and exhibition, and the scientific community as a whole. We are honored to remember him through a program that recognizes up-and-coming researchers who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in laboratory science and technology.