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ABRF Outstanding Scientist Scholarship Applications - apply by February 28, 2023

  • 1.  ABRF Outstanding Scientist Scholarship Applications - apply by February 28, 2023

    Posted 12-13-2022 13:35
    Edited by Ken Schoppmann 12-14-2022 10:47

    ABRF Outstanding Scientist Scholarship Applications Open:
    apply by February 28, 2023

    Outstanding Scientist Scholarships are available to Core professionals who have made significant contributions to their institutional shared resource facility or to the ABRF. The scholarship is to be used to offset the cost of attending the ABRF Annual Meeting and all ABRF members are eligible.  Students, postdoctoral fellows, laboratory technicians, junior staff, and administrators directly associated with the mission of member laboratories are encouraged to apply.

    The ABRF Outstanding Scientist Scholarship Award's benefits include:

    • Complimentary ABRF membership for 2023
    • Complimentary registration to attend the ABRF 2023 Annual Meeting,
      May 7-10, in Boston.
    • Support for travel expenses to attend ABRF 2023 Annual Meeting (up to $1000)

    Applicants should submit the following: 

    1. An application form

    2. A letter of support outlining the outstanding attributes of the applicant. If the applicant is a facility director, a letter of support from a senior colleague or head of department must be provided. Letters of support should can be uploaded with the online application form or they can be provided via e-mail to

    No need to wait to register for the ABRF Annual Meeting. Successful applicants will have their registration covered by the award and will be reimbursed.

    ABRF Founders Award

    The Founder's Award is an endowed scholarship opportunity for the ABRF annual meeting.  The scholarship is designed to support core staff who are in the early stages of their careers and have the potential for ABRF leadership. The Founder's Award was endowed by Ronald L. Niece, a founding member of the ABRF, to support junior core staff in advancing their careers by engaging and participating in the ABRF meeting. Founder's Award application information will be collected as part of the Outstanding Scientist Scholarship application form. This award provides an additional $250 in travel support and free registration to an online ABRF workshop.

    Please note that successful applicants must be members of ABRF at the time of the ABRF Annual Meeting and are required to attend the awards session to accept their prize.

    Those who have received an Outstanding Scientist Scholarship (formerly the Travel Award) within the last three years are not eligible.

    If an applicant has questions concerning filing an application, please contact the ABRF Scholarship Committee.

    James VanEe

    ABRF Scholarship Selection Committee

    James Van Ee
    Associate Director
    Cornell University, Institute of Biotechnology
    Ithaca NY