Travel grants provide partial travel support to investigators (preferential young investigators, undergraduate, graduate, or medical students and postdocs (without a tenure position), who work at academic institutions in a scientific field related to Usher syndrome), who have submitted an abstract for the USHER2018 and whose research findings in the abstract are considered to be of high interest to the Usher syndrome research community. The USHER2018 symposium provides a unique opportunity for trainees and early career investigators to discuss their research with leaders in their fields and receive encouragement to continue their work.
These travel grants are funded by the NIH, organizations and corporations which will be named later.
Abstract submission is opened. An abstract must be submitted and accepted to be eligible for any of the Travel Grants. Travel Grant application is part of the registration/abstract submission process. For the Travel Grant application send an email with your CV and the submitted abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org. A panel of recognized experts will review and score the incoming abstracts. The recipients will be selected based on grant criteria and reviewer scores. Travel Grant recipients will be notified Mid-May. Trainees that are awarded Travel Grants are required to pay for their expenses upfront. Reimbursement will take place within 3-6 weeks after the USH2018 Symposium.