ABRCMS-LINK Travel Award

Mentoring Strategies Workshop
November 11-13, 2014
Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)
Grand Hyatt Hotel, San Antonio, TX

Application Deadline:

October 13, 2014


The ASM-NSF Leaders Inspiring Networks and Knowledge (LINK) Program seeks to advance quality mentoring, build partnerships, and support a community of trained mentors who will be essential in the development of tomorrow’s research workforce. Join us for the ABRCMS Mentoring Strategies Workshop, an intensive, facilitated interactive ideas lab designed to foster collaborations and innovative thinking. We are seeking a multidisciplinary mix of 20-30 active researchers and educators who are willing to engage in a creative exchange of ideas, experiences, and solutions. The focus is to tackle our greatest mentoring challenges, especially as it relates to building interdisciplinary research teams and broadening participation in STEM. Through guided exercises, we hope to generate and refine transformative ideas that will impact the global research enterprise.



As a participant, you may receive travel support to attend the workshop. We will also support your transition and engagment with the best and brightest students at the adjoining premiere undergraduate research conference, the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), November 12-15, 2014 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, TX.

Travel subsidy covers:**
  • Workshop costs (includes registration, materials, meals)
  • ABRCMS Registration (includes all scheduled meals, conference materials, closing banquet and access to all sessions)
  • Housing (up to 5 nights at the conference hotel)
  • Travel (airfare/bus fare)
  • Ground transportation

**Applicants receiving travel support to attend ABRCMS from outside sources will be ineligible for the full travel subsidy. Instead, partial support to defray cost associated with travel to the workshop (Nov 11-13) will be provided.



Prospective applicants must satisfy the following criteria:
  • Active researcher in one of the twelve scientific disciplines represented at the ABRCMS conference (click here for list), and
  • Senior-level postdoctoral scientist or research faculty member, and
  • NSF-funded or NSF-eligible researcher, and
  • Available to serve as an ABRCMS Judge or exhibitor (Nov 13-15), and
  • U. S. citizens or U. S. permanent resident


Application deadline is Monday, October 13, 2014.
Click on APPLY NOW and proceed with the following steps:
Candidates must complete a short online form providing the following information:
  • Name and contact information
  • Essay to describe your research and professional experience.
  • Statement to describe how you address mentoring challenges at your institution
  • Essay describing your vision or plan to adapt/transform mentoring practices
  • Statement to state what you hope to gain by participating
  • List of current (since 2009) research activities, including presentations, publications, grants and awards
Applicants should complete all sections of the online 2014 ABRCMS-LINK Travel Award Application by 11:59 PST on October 13, 2014. The online form must be completed in one sitting. The process may NOT be started, saved and returned to at a later time.
Technical issues with electronic submission?
Email submissions will also be accepted for the travel application. Click PDF APPLICATION for the fillable form. Submit by October 13, 2014 to link@asmusa.org using the Subject heading ATTN: ABRCMS-LINK Travel Application.


Contact ASM-LINK Staff at link@asmusa.org or 202.942.9358 if you have any questions.