Students planning to make a presentation at a scientific conference should contact the Graduate Program Coordinator (Elaine Butler) at least one month before the conference for assistance with obtaining conference travel support. The Coordinator will need information including the URL for the conference web site, the title of the poster/talk to be presented by the student at the conference, and estimated expenses for travel, registration, meals, and lodging.
There are several sources of conference travel support available including the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, the MCB Graduate Program, and various institutional training grants. The Program Coordinator will work with each student to identify and apply for all the eligible sources of support.
David Brautigan Fund for MCB Student Travel This fund is available to MCB Graduate Students to supplement the sources of funding mentioned above. Each MCB student is eligible for up to $1000 per fiscal year from this fund to pay for conference travel expenses not covered by other available funds. Students must be participating in the conference by either presenting a poster or giving a talk on their research.