[Coral-List] Conference.Curaçao.Global Invertebrate Genomics Alliance.Oct19-21st

Heather Bracken-Grissom heather.bracken at gmail.com
Wed Apr 4 11:42:31 EDT 2018

Travel Support Award to attend 3rd Bi-annual Global Invertebrate Genomics
Alliance Conference and Workshop (GIGAIII)

We would like to announce a funding opportunity to support graduate and
postdoctoral student attendance to the 3rd bi-annual Global Invertebrate
Genomics Alliance Conference and Workshop (GIGAIII) to be held in Curaçao
this Fall, October 19-21st, 2018. The funding is available through a recent
NSF conference grant awarded to GIGA researchers at Florida International
University. The overarching goal of GIGA is to form a collaborative network
of diverse scientists that wish to advance the state of invertebrate
(non-insect/non-nematode) genomic research for the international scientific
community. The 3-day conference will include a series of training and
breakout sessions in addition to more formal presentations and posters.
GIGAIII will provide opportunities for training at multiple career levels
and the purpose of this travel support is to encourage advanced graduate
student and postdoctoral attendance to actively engage with experts in
their field. More information on GIGAIII can be found on the conference
website (https://gigaiii.weebly.com/). A limited number of fellowships are
being made available to advanced-standing graduate students and
postdoctoral researchers and will facilitate international travel to
Curaçao and lodging at the conference hotel (Hilton Hotel Curaçao).
Applicants must be registered for the conference and currently enrolled/
employed at a US-based institution to be eligible for this funding.
Applications by members of underrepresented groups are especially
encouraged. To apply, applicants must submit *1)* a curriculum vitae *2)* a
2-page statement that includes a) how attendance at this conference will
advance their future career goals and b) an explanation for the financial
need. Applicants must also include *3)* a budget with a cost breakdown for
the proposed travel, including total costs and any possibility of
co-funding. *If applicants are willing to share hotel lodging (max. 2
person/room), this should be indicated in the budget justification and will
increase the number of awards we can provide. *Successful applicants will
receive support towards airfare expenses and/or lodging at the Hilton
during GIGAIII. Applications must be submitted to hbracken at fiu.edu as a *single
PDF* by June 1, 2018.

Contact information about award:

Heather Bracken-Grissom, PhD

Dept. of Biological Sciences
Florida International University-Biscayne Bay Campus

North Miami, Florida 33181, USA

Email: hbracken at fiu.edu

CRUSTOMICS LAB: *http://www.brackengrissomlab.com/
<http://www.brackengrissomlab.com/> *

Heather Bracken-Grissom, PhD
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Biological Sciences
Florida International University-Biscayne Bay Campus
3000 NE 151 Street, MSB-353
North Miami, Florida 33181, USA
305 919-4190 (Phone)  305 919-4030 (Fax)

*CRUSTOMICS: Crustacean Genomics and Systematics Lab*
<http://heatherbracken.wix.com/brackengrissomlab> *
heather.brackengrissom at fiu.edu <Valerie.Hall at fiu.edu>  www.fiu.edu/~marine

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