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Molecular Biosciences Graduate Program

William Arnold Award

This award was originated  by the graduate students in the former Department of Microbiology to recognize and commend one or more of their fellow students.  The fund which was established in memory of William Arnold, former student.

Arnold Award Recipients

Year Recipient
2010 John Hickey
2008 Kelli Cool
2007 Kathy Meneely
2001 John Osiecki
2000 Lisa Rumsey
1999 Prasanna Bhende
1998 Chintana Chirathaworn
1997 Scott Tibbetts
1996 Ken Gaeddert
1995 Carol Reifschneider
1994 Peter Shih
1993 Simon Kuo
1992 Bruce Atkinson
1991 Jon Hunt
1990 Jon Hunt

Lew Borgendale Award

The Borgendale Award was established in remembrance of Lew Borgendale, Jr., a graduate student in the Department of Biochemistry until his untimely death in the fall of 1979.  One of Lew’s strongest qualities was his never-ending desire to expand our wealth of knowledge.  Therefore, it was felt that an appropriate way to remember Lew would be through an award recognizing that quality in other graduate students.  This award is presented annually to the student who, in the opinion of fellow graduate students, presents the most outstanding seminar during the fall symposium.

A Recent Recipient

Kawaljit Kaur (graduate student, De Guzman lab) is the recipient of the Borgendale Award for her talk at the 2015 Graduate Student Symposium entitled "Novel PIASy SIM identified by NMR is critical for PIASy-dependent SUMO conjugation."



 

 

 

Borgendale Award Recipients

Year Recipient Mentor
2014 Amber Smith Xu
2013 Sriram Varahan Hancock
2012 Kyle Kemege Hefty
2011 Mirna Perusina Lanfranca Davido
2010 Adam Norris Lundquist
2009 Rafael Demarco Lundquist
2008 Erick Spears Neufeld
2007 Jamie Cunninghamn Neufeld
2006 Miamioa Lu Lundquist
2004 Mengmeng "Bessie" Wang Kuczera
2003 Amanda Harrington Picking
2002 Chao Yuan Gegenheimer
2001 Anh Nguyen Dentler
2000 Mohan Gupta Himes
1999 Scott Tibbetts Benedict
1997 Deborah Ferrington Bigelow
1996 Shreevrat Goenka Weaver
1995 M. Mejillano Himes
1994 Greg Hunte Squier
1993 Ed Lecluyse Audus
1992 Dong Wang Stetler
1991 Fei Philip Gao Stetler
1991 Cary Thurm Stetler
1990 Heithem El-Hodiri Richter
1989 Francis Guillot Audus
1988 William Singer Himes
1987 Caroline Hebert Baker
1986 M. Mejillano Himes
1985 Kurt Morgenstern Baker
1984 Barbara Bergman Baker
1983 Steven E. Hardin Weaver
1982 Patricia C. Comens Baker
1981 Patricia Thomas Borchardt
1981 Randy Scott Baker

 

William King Candlin Award

Bill Candlin was an undergraduate slated to work in the laboratory of Professor Jerome Yochim as an National Science Foundation Undergraduate Research Participation Awardee, but was involved in a tragic car accident before he could begin. His family established the award in his name for the then "Department of Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology.”  The award honors outstanding work in Cell Biology or Biochemistry.

Recent Recipients

Amber Smith (graduate student, Xu lab) was the recipient of the Candlin Travel Award to attend the 2014 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, April 5-9, 2014, San Diego, California. She presented a poster entitled, “Tumor suppressor miR-137 inhibits colorectal cancer progression by negatively regulating cancer stem cell marker, Musashi-1.”​

 

makoto yoshida

Makoto Yoshida (graduate student, Y. Azuma lab) was the recipient of the Candlin Travel Award.  Makoto presented a poster entitled "SUMOylation of DNA Topoisomerase IIα C-terminus domain regulates Haspin kinase activity important in Aurora B kinase centromeric localization" at the Seventh International Conference of SUMO, Ubiquitin, and UBL Proteins: Implications for Human Diseases, May 10-13, 2014, Shanghai, China.
 
Samantha Hartin (graduate student, Ackley lab) is the recipient of a 2014 Candlin Travel Award. She will attend the Axon Guidance, Synapse Formation and Regeneration Conference September 16th-20th, 2014, in Cold Spring Harbor, New York. She will present a poster entitled "C. elegans Wnt-dependent Anterior-Posterior axon growth of the D-type motor neurons is modulated by sdn-1."
 

Nadeem Asad (graduate student, Timmons lab) was the recipient of a Candlin Summer Research Fellowship for 2014.

 

Candlin Award Recipients

Year Recipient (Mentor)
2016 Andy Wolfe (Neufeld)
2014 Samantha Hartin (Ackley)
  Amber Smith (Xu)
  Makoto Yoshida (Y. Azuma)
2013 Nadeem Asad (Timmons)
  Makoto Yoshida (Y. Azuma)
  Vinidhra Sridharan (Y. Azuma)
2011 Maged Zein El-Din (Neufeld)
  Erick Spears (Neufeld)
  Raghavi Sudharsan (Y. Azuma)
2010 Sudharsan Parthasarathy (Kuczera)
  Hyun Ryu (Y. Azuma)
  Kellen Voss (Gamblin)
2009 Jamie Chapman (Lundquist)
2008 Jiang Xu (Cohen)
2006 Sumin Cai
  Feng He (Richter)
2005 Yieyie Yang (Lundquist)
2004 Mengmeng Wang (Kuczera)
2003 Ryan Bartlett (Urbauer)
  Jake Kohlmeier (Benedict)
2002 Hong Jin (Wu)
2001 Claudia Bode (Himes)
  Obe Omoike (Benedict)
2000 Gretchen Dollar (Cohen)
  Mohan Gupta (Himes)
  Lin Song (Dentler)
  Andrew Suddith
1999 Kathleen Davis (Wu)
  Vince Sollars (Ruden)
1998 Brad Schnackenberg (Palazzo)
1997 Jamie Rusconi (Palazzo)
1996 Melissa Foltz-Daggett (Suprenant)
  Danielle Hamill (Suprenant)
1995 Lisa Felzien (Benedict)
  Jackie Vogel (Palazzo)
1994 Jun Bao (Wu)
1993 Randall Morrison (Frost-Mason)

Dan Carr Award

The Carr Research Award is given to an MB graduate student for excellence in research related to biochemistry in the broadest sense.  Dan Carr was a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at KUMC.  He had an endowment fund there which he transferred to the Lawrence campus in 1999, for this purpose.​

A Recent Recipient

Chad Highfill (graduate student, Macdonald lab) was the recipient of the Carr Travel Award to attend the 55th Annual Drosophila Research Conference in San Diego, CA on March 28.  His abstract was selected for an invited platform talk entitled “Quantitative genetics of caffeine resistance in Drosophila melanogaster.”​

 

Carr Award Recipients

Year Recipient (Mentor)
2016 Chad Highfill (Macdonald)
2014 Kara Hinshaw (Chandler)
2013 Chad Highfill (Macdonald)
2012 Gada Al-Ani (Fischer)
2010 Natasha DeVore (Scott)
  Maged Zeineldin (Neufeld)
2009 Fernando Estrada (DeGuzman)
2008 Yang Wang (Neufeld)
  Yu Wang (DeGuzman)
2007 Srividya Suryanarayana (Richter)
2006 Jiamiao Lu (Lundquist)
2005 Liang Zhang (Ward)
2004 Jennifer Hueston (Suprenant)
2003 Mengmeng Wang (Kuczera)
2002 Lin Song (Dentler)
2001 Ward Tucker (Richter)
2000 Rebecca Marquez (Himes)

Cora M. Downs Award

Cora M. Downs received her A.B., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Kansas.  Her first teaching appointment at KU was in 1917 as an instructor in bacteriology during her master’s study.  Except for top-secret service during World War II with the U.S. Army Biological Laboratories, Fort Dietrich, Maryland, she remained a member of the KU faculty until her retirement from teaching in 1963.

Within five years of receiving her Ph.D. in 1924, she gained national recognition for her work on tularemia, a viral disease known as “rabbit fever.”  Her subsequent research provided important insights into the understanding of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, rickettsia, and “Q” fever.  Her research on rickettsia was described in the 1958 Encyclopedia Britannica under the section entitled “significant science progress.”  For this work, she received a nearly $20,000 grant in 1961 from the U.S. Public Health Service; by that time she had already been awarded over $300,000 in research grants.  Perhaps her best known achievement was the development in 1959 of a fluorescent antibody staining technique, used to trace and identify viruses in a living organism and in test tube cultures.  Her article detailing this technique was cited in 1976 as the eighth most frequently cited article in the field of pathology.

Dr. Downs worked at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research in 1939-40, and was a Special Fellow of the National Institutes of Health at Oxford University in 1959.  Among her most significant recognitions have been her appointment as Summerfield Distinguished Professor of Microbiology at KU, the International Women’s Year Award for Health Protection of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, and her designation as “Woman of the Year” by the Federal Regional Council, District VII, in 1975.  She was featured in the November 1974 issue of the “Newsletter” of the American Society of Microbiology, and again in the January 1975 issue, together with five other distinguished women members of the Society.  She is one of only four women to have been designated honorary members of the Society.  In 1979, the Missouri Valley Branch of the Society voted unanimously to rename its annual graduate student award for her.  Her portrait hangs in the International Gallery of Medical Honor of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR in Moscow.  In 1964 she received KU’s highest honor, the Citation for Distinguished Service.

This biography was copied from the University of Kansas Program for the November 3, 1981 Dedication of Strong and Dyche Auditoria in Honor of Ray Q. Brewster and Cora M. Downs

Dr. Down's New York Times obituary.

In 1974, Dr. Cora M. Downs, Professor Emerita of Microbiology, instituted and supported an award to recognize outstanding students in the Department of Microbiology.  In fond memory of Dr. Downs, who was a distinguished scientist as well as an untiring supporter of Microbiology at KU, we continue this award.  The Downs Award is presented in recognition of an outstanding graduate or undergraduate student.  


Downs Award Recipients

Year Recipient
2016 Mahekta Gujar
2015 Angie Fowler
2011 Kelly Grussendorf
2008 Sumin Cai
2007 Xiangyan Tong
2006 Qianyi Luo
2005 Kelli Cool
2004 Kelli Olechoski
2003 Jamie Zerbe
2001 Shreya Shah
2000 Lisa Rumsey
1998 Susie Bear, Erin Crouch
1997 Carolyn Holcroft
1996 Tim McGrath, Dawn Pointer
1995 Carol Reifschneider
1994 Ping Chen
1993 Alan Varley, Natividad Ruiz
1992 Wynn Esch, Laura Sieczkowski
1991 Peter Alexander Bertram, Yun Butler
1990 Yun Butler, Elizabeth Rombach, Patricia Wagner

Arthur Atsunobu Hirata Award

Dr. Hirata was born in Los Angeles, California.  He received his baccalaureate and master's degrees in zoology at Duke University.  Dr. Hirata first became interested in immunology during his graduate studies in zoology at the University of California at Los Angeles, where he earned a Ph.D. degree in 1958.  His interest matured at the California Institute of Technology where, under the tutelage of Professor Dan H. Campbell, an eminent immunochemist, he carried out postdoctoral research as a National Science Foundation Research Fellow.  In 1960 he moved to the National Institutes of Health in Maryland as a Staff Research Immunologist, and in 1965 he became a Research Fellow in Immunology at Abbott Laboratories in North Chicago, Illinois.  He joined the faculty of the University of Kansas as a Professor of Microbiology in 1973, but returned to Abbott Laboratories in 1975 to become a Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Laboratories of Immunology, a position he held until his death.

Dr. Hirata's life-long scientific interest was immunochemistry, especially as it applied to medical diagnostic technologies.  In this area alone he published many scholarly papers and received more than twenty patents.  He was an active member of more than a dozen professional societies.  His devotion to academic science was evident from his participation in the graduate teaching programs at Northwestern University and the University of Illinois Medical School.  Moreover, throughout his tenure at Abbott Laboratories he maintained a particularly close and active association with the faculty and students in the Department of Microbiology as an Adjunct Professor of Microbiology at the University of Kansas.  This scholarship is presented to a graduate student who has demonstrated excellence in research, academic performance, and service to the Department.​

A Recent Recipient

Vinidhra Sridharan (graduate student, Y. Azuma lab) is the recipient of the Hirata Travel Award to attend 2014 Cold Spring harbor Meeting for Nuclear Organization and Function, August 19 - 23 in Cold Spring Harbor, New York. Vinidhra will present a poster entitled "SUMOylation regulates Polo-like kinase 1-interacting checkpoint helicase  (PICH) during mitosis."

 

Hirata Award Recipients

Year Recipient
2014 Vinidhra Sridharan
2013 Heba Mostafa
2012 Amy Hinkelman
2008 Abby Dotson
2007 Kelli Cool
2006 Kelli Cool
  Prema Sundararajan
2005 Jason Wickstrum
2004 Jake Kohlmeier
2002 Jake Kohlmeier
2001 John Osiecki
2000 Claudia Bode
  John Osiecki
1999 Prasanna Bhende
  Tina Mitchell
  Obe Omoike
  Scott Tibbetts
1998 Carolyn Holcroft
  Obe Omoike
  Scott Tibbetts
1997 Chintana Chirathaworn
  Scott Tibbetts
1996 Carolyn Holcroft
  Joe McDonald
1995 Chintana Chirathaworn
  Ken Gaeddert
1994 Ping Chen
  Ken Gaeddert
1993 Bruce Atkinson
  Simon Kuo
1990 Everett Rosey

    

Phillip and Marjorie Newmark Award

This award was initially set up to remember Philip Newmark who was a faculty member in the former biochemistry department.  He died of a heart attack in 1962.  Phil Newmark is remembered for his activism during and after the McCarthy era, for his commitment to building a strong biochemistry program at Kansas, and for his excellence as a biochemist.  Sympathy notes received after his passing read like a “who’s who” of biochemistry.  In 1991, Marge Newmark’s name was added to the award.  After Phil’s death, Marge raised three children alone, took on the demands of a faculty position, and had a large part in building the department.  She developed a number of the major biochemistry courses, acted as director of graduate studies for 20 years, and attained numerous federal grants to fund educational opportunities within the department. 

A Recent Recipient

2015 Newark Award

Amber Smith (is the recipient of the 2015 Newmark Award for excellence in biochemistry research for her project which she described in a presentation entitled, “Therapeutic strategies targeting the RNA binding protein Musashi-1 in colorectal cancer.” Other finalists for the prize were Nabil Alhakamy (Berkland lab), Smita Paranjape (Gamblin lab), and Vinidhra Sridharan (Y. Azuma lab). Amber (right) is pictured receiving her prize from Professor Karen Allen of Boston University, who presented the Philip and Marjorie Newmark Lecture in Biochemistry.;

 

Newmark Award Recipients

2016 Kawaljit Kaur
2015 Amber Smith
2014 Yan Xia
2013 Sunhwan Jo
2012 Jose Olucha
2011 John Hickey
2010 Adam Norris
2008 Yu Wang & Lingling Zhang
2007 Ryan Schultz
2006 Feng He
2005 Roma Kenjale & Hardeep Samra
2004 Amanda Harrington & Mengmeng Wang
2003 Jake Kohlmeier
2002 Scott Falke
2001 Ward Tucker
2000 Yafei Huang
1999 Mohan Gupta
1998 Nathalie McComb & Brad Schnackenberg
1997 Deborah Ferrington
1996 Xiaomin Fan
1995 Danielle Hamill & Qin Song
1994 Beverly Benson
1993 Ulrike Benbow
1992 Denise A. Mills
1991 Bruce Hart
1990 Michael A. Harding & William D. Singer
1989 Hossain Jahansouz
1988 Lingjun Zhao
1987 Larry Dobbs & M. Mejillano
1986 Elizabeth Runquist
1985 Fred Smardo, Jr. & Ylanda Fuchs
1984 Bill D. Roberts
1983 Patricia Necessary & Randal Scott
1982 Susan C. Brown
1981 Douglas C. Dean
1980 Douglas Brenneman
1979 Charles Pugh
1978 John Alderete
1977 Gary Sams
1976 Mary Hedblom
1975 Donald L. Kreutzer
1974 Dhiren R. Thakker
1973 Edward T. Nelson
1972 May L. Chan
1971 Hugo F. Lathrop
1970 John R. Schiltz
1969 Harry W. Chen
1968 William H. Welch, Jr.
1967 Melvin Chaplin & T. Devanathan
1966 James Curry
1965 Thomas McGivern
1964 Fred Jones

Joe and Ethel Paretsky Award

This award was established to honor Joe and Ethel Paretsky, the parents of David Paretsky.  Professor Paretsky was the chairman of the University of Kansas department of Microbiology (1957 to 1976) and a University Distinguished Professor, who retired in 1989.  Born in Brooklyn, NY in 1918 to immigrant parents, he was raised in an environment that was deeply committed to his education. In 1939, he graduated from City College of New York with a BS in bacteriology. After serving in the Pacific Theater from 1944-1946, he completed his doctoral degree at Iowa State College.

Professor Paretsky was most noted for his expertise in what were, at that time, considered "tropical diseases," such as tularemia, Q fever and rickettsioloses.  Working with colleague Professor Cora M. Downs, Paretsky became one of the first to reproduce the rickettsia organism, which allowed scientists to develop the vaccine against Q fever, a common European disease that had led to the deaths of numerous Allied and German soldiers during WWII. He was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service and was consulted frequently by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Throughout his career, Paretsky also conducted much research on cancer, with a focus on liver cancer. In the classroom at KU, Paretsky was known as a “gifted and engaging lecturer” who had a passion for teaching and was eager to pass on his knowledge to students. 

The Paretsky Award honors excellence in microbial pathogenesis research.

A Recent Recipient

Sriram Varaham (graduate student, Hancock lab) is the recipient of the Paretsky Travel Award to attend the 58th Wind River Conference on Prokaryotic Biology in Estes Park, Colorado.  He presented a talk entitled "Deletion of an ABC transporter renders Enterococcus faecalis susceptible to lysozyme."

 

 

Paretsky ​Award Recipients

Year Recipient
2014 Sriram Varahan
2011 Heba Mostafa
  Miles Smith
2009 Fernando Estrada
  John Hickey
2008 Jeff Skredenske
  Lingling Zhang
2007 Yu Wang

Cassandra Ritter Award

In the early twenties, Cassandra Ritter received her B.A. and M.A. in the Department of Bacteriology at the University of Kansas.  Her professional career was centered on the public health bacteriology laboratory in Lawrence, Kansas, where she was in charge of the Water Laboratory.  She continued to have a close association with the Department and the University.  After her death, a contribution from the Kansas Section of the American Waterworks Association, and individual contributions from her many friends, established this award in her memory.  The award has been used to recognize undergraduate and graduate students for outstanding achievement.​

Recent Recipients

Smita Paranjape (graduate student, Gamblin Lab) is the recipient of a Ritter Travel Award to support her travel to the 2014 Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. where she will make a presentation “Azaphilones are novel tau aggregation inhibitors” in the Brain Wellness: Metabolism and Energetic Nanosymposium, Monday November 17th.​
 

Vaishnavi Nagarajan (graduate student, Timmons lab) is the recipient of the Ritter Travel Award.  She gave a poster presentation entitled "Transcriptional Gene Silencing on an Endogenous Locus in wild-type Caenorhabditis elegans" at the 2014 Genetics Association of America Aging, Metabolism, Stress, Pathogenesis and Small RNAs Meeting in Madison, WI on July 12.


Ritter Award Recipients

Year Recipient
2016 Jennifer Klaus
2014 Vaishnavi Nagarajan
  Smita Paranjape
2013 Angie Fowler
  Heba Mostafa
2012 Ichie Osaka
2010 Fernando Estrada
2009 Jamie Chapman
  Brendan Mattingly
2008 Jeff Skredenske
  Lingling Zhang
2007 Abby Dotson
2006 Jingping Lu
2004 Jason Wickstrum
2003 John Osiecki
2002 Ryan Teague
2001 Safet Hatic
2000 Joe Mammarappallil
1999 Christoph Lindenthal
1998 Chintana Chirathaworn
  Sheba Mathew
1997 Sheba Mathew
  Joe McDonald

 

Stanley Twomey Award

Stanley L. Twomey received his Ph.D. in Physiology and Cell Biology here at KU in 1971.  “Stan the Man,” as many of his friends called him, was a man of action.  He lived his life according to one of his favorite sayings, “You only get invited to this party once.”  He never hesitated to take on any task or feat.  Stan was successful in his research and professional achievements, and made friends quickly.  Although competitive in nature, he was also a humanist who derived great pleasure in the success of others.  All who knew him were acutely aware of his physical presence; however, some might not know that Stan played the guitar and harmonica, wrote poetry, carved scrimshaw and played major roles in a local theatre group, to which he brought his unique character. 

Stan passed away on July 10, 1979, at the age of 35, after courageously fighting off malignant melanoma for 4 years.  While in the hospital, Stan sustained his usual psychological strength.  Stan gave his last presentation, “Enzyme-labeled immunosorbent assay for serum ferritin” on June 26, 1979, at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry in Montreal.  This award was established by friends and colleagues of Stan “to perpetuate his ‘life’.”

Recent Recipients

Andy Wolfe (graduate student, Neufeld lab) was the recipient of a Twomey Travel Award to attend and present a poster at the Experimental Biology meeting March 28- April 1 in Boston. The EB meeting serves as the annual meeting for six sponsoring professional research societies. Andy belongs to the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) which provided Andy additional financial support with a Graduate/Postdoctoral Travel Award. Andy’s poster was entitled, “TGF-β and Wnt Crosstalk Require SMAD 3 for Msi1 Induction in Colon”. Andy (right) is shown with Matt Miller (undergraduate, Neufeld lab) and Dr. Neufeld.

Twomey Award Recipients

Year Recipient
2015 Andy Wolfe
2014 Matt Josephson
  Mirna Perusina Lanfranca
2013 Blake Balcomb
  Sunhwan Jo
  Lakshmi Sundararajan
2012 Sunhwan Jo
2011 Lakshmi Sundararajan
2010 Rafael Demarco
  Adam Norris
2008 Jamie Chapman
2007 Yang Wang
  Lingling Zhang
2006 Wang Han
  Qian Sun
2005 Sumin Cai
  Jiamiao Lu
2004 Yieyie Yang
2003 Josh Gilmore
2002 Jennifer Hueston
  Jianning Wei
2001 Jake Kohlmeier
2000 Hong Jin
  Ahn Nguyen
1999 Christoph Lindenthal
1998 Kristin Barkus 
  Weiqing Chen
1997 Jeff Hsu
1996 Michael Elliott
  Brad Schnackenberg
1995 Xiao Wen Tang
1994 Ellen Brisch
  Melissa Foltz
1993 Jun Bao
  Lisa Felzien

MB GSO Travel Award

This award was made possible through the efforts of the Molecular Biosciences Graduate Student Organization (MB GSO) in the Ever Onward Fundraising campaign. Friends, family, faculty, and graduate students worked together in the spring of 2015 to raise money to provide travel awards and professional development for MB graduate students. For the fall of 2015, the officers of the MB GSO are excited to present a $500 travel award to a MB graduate student.

 

The MB GSO Travel Award will be given to a graduate student in the MB department who is also a member of the MB graduate student organization. Preference will be given to individuals presenting talks or posters at national or international meetings. >

 

Finally, the recipient of the MB GSO Travel Award will be required to submit a picture of themselves at the meeting, either presenting a talk or in front of their poster, to the MB GSO officers. This photo will be used on the MB GSO Facebook page and website. If you are not yet a member of the MB GSO, please go to the following website to join:https://rockchalkcentral.ku.edu/organization/molecularbiosciencesgradstu...  

 

NOMINATIONS

Travel Awards. Awards will be made to assist with travel expenses for an individual student. Preference will be given to individuals presenting talks or posters at national or international meetings in their research area. Support for training at national laboratories also will be considered. All applications must be submitted electronically to the awards committee via John Connolly (jconnolly@ku.edu).

Each travel application must include:
(1) Letter from the applicant describing their suitability for a travel award, including description of any previous deparmental travel support. (see below).
(2) Copy of applicant's CV and DPR (Degree Progress Report).
(3) Budget: estimated expenses, no more than $1000
(4) Dates, location and description of conference/meeting.
(5) Copy of an abstract that will be published and presented at the meeting.
(6) Letter from the faculty advisor attesting to the student’s need and research progress. If more than one request is made from a single laboratory in a year, the letter must rank each students priority and indicate other possible travel support for students.

 
Deadlines: October 18, 2016; January 17, 2017; April 4, 2017​
 

Be sure to complete the online Travel Request Form, ahead of your travel dates: http://ssc.ku.edu/travel-request-form..

All awards are given on a reimbursement basis so you will need to keep all of your itemized receipts upon returning from a meeting..


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