These are need-based fellowships given twice a year to enable postdocs to attend national/international scientific meetings whose PIs cannot support their travel because of a downturn in funding. These fellowships are $500 each for travel expenses. Criteria for the fellowships are:
- First authorship on an abstract
- A letter from your mentor justifying the need for assistance (must be able to display a significant loss of funding)
Fall Travel Fellowship: August 1st
Spring Travel Fellowship: January 31st
"Just as mentors come in different shapes and sizes, they fill different roles. Ms. Brooks said the common denominator is that they are good and active listeners willing to offer constructive, but blunt, criticism and, at the same time, share stories about their own failures."
Mark Evans; Age No Barrier; Globe and Mail (Toronto, Canada); Mar 30, 2012.