Broadening Participation Professional Development Travel Award Application
SICB Annual Meeting

Broadening Participation Professional Development Travel Awards are intended to help students, post-docs, and faculty members from underrepresented groups attend the SICB annual meeting by defraying travel, lodging, and registration costs. Up to $500 may be requested by individuals attending the meeting in Seattle. We seek to support returning SICB attendees as well as first-time SICB attendees.

Submit an application via this online form by October 24. Decisions will be made on or around November 17. Preference is given to applicants who are leading an oral or poster presentation; however, SICB attendees who are not presenting are also eligible for awards.

In case of technical difficulties, applications can also be e-mailed directly to the BP Committee chair at

This award is administered by the Broadening Participation Committee. The goal of this committee is to increase the diversity of SICB and the field of integrative biology at all career stages, in terms of gender, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, ability/disability, and socioeconomic background.

Fields marked with * are required.
Contact Information
*First Name
*Last Name
*Career Stage  i. Undergraduate student
 ii. Graduate student
 iii. Postdoctoral Researcher
 iv. Early career (define)
 v. Mid career (define)
 vi. Late career (define)
If iv. - vi. above, define here
*Institutional Affiliation

Broadening Participation
*Personal Statement: In the space below, please describe your active contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ), e.g., through service, teaching, or representation. How will your contributions to DEIJ enhance the SICB meeting and the integrative and organismal community? (up to 200 words).

Attendance at SICB
*Have you previously attended a SICB meeting?  Yes
*How will attending the SICB 2023 annual meeting benefit you? (Mark all that apply)  Provide practice in formally presenting to a scientific audience
 There are specific workshops that I want to attend
 I am reaching a transitional point in my academic career that necessitates meeting and talking to professionals about career opportunities
 As a teacher/researcher, this meeting provides me with ways to learn and connect opportunities with my students at my home institution
 I am interested in attending one of the symposia/sessions because it aligns with my research/teaching interests
 I want to interact with potential advisors and/or mentors
 I want to talk with specific people about opportunities they may have
 I want to meet new potential collaborators
*How will you contribute to the SICB meeting? (Mark all that apply)  I am presenting a paper (oral or poster)
 I am a co-author on a presentation but I am not presenting
 I am organizing or helping organize a formal event at the meeting
 Other: (Specify below)
If you selected "Other" above please specify

*Have you been awarded additional financial support to assist your travel to and participation in the upcoming SICB meeting? If yes, please use up to 100 words to describe the level of support.
*Have you received funding from the SICB Broadening Participation Committee in the past two years?  Yes
*How do you plan to spend your Professional Development Award? Please provide approximate dollar amounts for anticipated expenses. Please use up to 100 words.
NOTE: Please save all of your answers to application questions in a separate document, in case there are any problems with submission. You should see an “Application Complete” message following submission if your application was received successfully.
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