July 16, 2014
The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) is currently accepting applications for the 2014 Biomedical Engineering Innovation and Career Development Travel Awards, and we would like to encourage you to invite deserving individuals to apply for the awards. Award winners will receive a complimentary registration to the 2014 BMES Annual Meeting in San Antonio and travel stipend of $800.
The newly refined awards are aimed at helping minorities and underrepresented groups who are involved in research and training focused on health disparities and minority health.
Eligible applicants may include: graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early career faculty, as well as professionals at critical transition or reentry points in their careers. Applicants should be from underrepresented populations in biomedical engineering. Groups identified as being underrepresented in science and engineering and eligible for the awards include: women, African Americans, Alaskan Natives, Hispanics, American Indians/Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders [Guam, Hawaii and American Samoa]. Awards are only available to BMES members who do not receive BMES funding through any other BMES sources.
Winners will be announced at the Health Disparities Session at the Annual Meeting (scheduled for October 24, 2014), and are strongly encouraged to attend the session.
Applications (application form, CV/resume and letter of support) are due by 5pm ET on July 31, 2014. Late applications will not be reviewed. To learn more about the BME Innovation and Career Development Travel Awards and how to apply, visit http://bmes.org/awards.
Thank you for your support!
Gilda Barabino, PhD
Dean, Grove School of Engineering
The City College of New York