Conference Travel Grants
Many professional societies will offer support for young scientists to attend national conferences. Some have specific qualification requirements so be sure they check out before you apply:
 Award/Conference     Topic Amount
 APS Excellence in Graduate Research Award  Physics  $500
 SPIE Student Author Travel Grants  Optics and Photonics  $350 – $500
 MRS Student and Postdoc Travel Award  Materials Research  $500 – $1000
 MRS Graduate Student Awards  Materials Research  Variable
 AIChE Womens Initiatives Committee  Chemical engineering  $500
 AIChE Janice Lumpkin Community Award  Chemical engineering  $500 + Registration
 American Society for Cell Biology MAC   Molecular and Cellular Biology  $300
 Gordon Research Conference URM Award  All GRC Fields  $600
 Biophysical Society MAC Travel Award  Biophysics  $1000
 ACS Grant for Women and URM  Chemistry  Variable
 ACS WCC/Eli Lilly Travel Award  Chemistry  Variable
 SACNAS National Conference Travel Award  All STEM fields  Travel & Lodging