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Student Travel Award Application for 2023

Industry-sponsored Graduate Student Travel Awards
  • The Society of Nematologists Honors and Awards Committee anticipates giving out several student travel awards to support students presenting papers (oral or poster) during the 2023 Annual Meeting. The number and amount of these awards have not yet been determined.

  •  Nathan A. Cobb Student Travel Awards

  • The N.A. Cobb Foundation also anticipates granting awards to help offset the cost of student attendance at the 2023 Society of Nematologists Annual Meeting.  For more information about Cobb Foundation awards and endowments see

Eligibility requirements for Student Travel Award Applicants:

    • Applicants must be full-time graduate students at the time of the meeting or have completed graduate degree requirements less than 12 months prior to the meeting.
    • Applicants are not required to be members of the Society of Nematologists.
    • Previous student travel award recipients are eligible for travel awards for this year’s meeting.


      Procedure for Applying for a Student Travel Award:

      • Applying for a student travel award requires completing three steps. Applicants must 1) fully complete the online travel award application page, 2) submit a cover letter and presentation abstract as a single PDF file through the  2023 Student Travel Award Application, and 3) submit the same abstract (no cover letter) but in word document format at the same time as submitting the travel award application materials.
      • Applicants must give a presentation or poster at the annual meeting but do not have to participate in one of the student presentation competition sessions.
      • The cover letter required for step 2 above must be no more than 1 page long and describe the student’s research and also explain why the student wants to attend the SON meeting.
      • The abstract must follow the guidelines for the annual meeting, as described on the 2023 Annual Meeting Abstract Submission Guidelines.  NOTE: Abstracts submitted must be reviewed by two people, and submitting an abstract for the meeting requires payment of a $50 fee.
      • Students may apply for more than one type of travel award for this meeting, but will receive only one.
      • All types of travel awards will be awarded out of a single pool of applications


      Criteria for selecting award recipients will include the quality of science (determined from the submitted abstract) and financial and/or scholarly need.


      The application deadline is April 1, 2023

      Late applications will not be considered.

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