The conference and the ISNSCE society will award three prizes: "DNA 24 Best Student Paper Award", "ISNSCE Best Student Presentation Award", and "Best Student/Postdoc Poster Award". Recipients of the prize will be notified at the time of the conference banquet.
Eligibility for best student paper award: This is for a Track A paper whose lead author(s) is a student at the time of submission.
Eligibility for best student presentation award: This is for a Track A or Track B talk whose presenter is a student and a lead author on the paper at the time of submission.
Eligibility for best student/postdoc poster award: This is for a poster whose lead author(s) is a student or postdoc at the time of submission.
DNA24 Student Travel Awards
We are very pleased to have secured funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) to support student travel to the 24th International Conference on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming, see dna24sdnu.com.
Both US-based graduate students or US citizen graduate students at non-US institutions are eligible to apply.
Awards are expected to be in the range of 750 to 1000 USD each and are intended to partially cover costs of registration, accommodation meails, local transportation and/or airfare on a US-flag carrier. Awards will be processed as reimbursements.
The awards are intended to increase attendance by students who could substantially benefit from the conference but who do not otherwise have the means or the encouragement to do so. Priority will be given to students who (a) are
from under-represented groups, such as women, minorities or persons with disabilities, (b) are from under-funded research groups but show serious intent and interest in the field, and (c) have either poster or oral presentations at the conference.
Applications must be received by September 10, 2018 and decisions will be made shortly thereafter.
To apply for an award, please email the following information to Erik Winfree, [email protected], with the subject line "DNA24 Student Travel Application":
1. Student's name, institution, department, and degree pursued.
2. Demographic information (optional): U.S. citizen if not at a U.S. institution, and/or under-represented group status.
3. Title of paper or poster (optional).
4. Are you a first-time attendee of the DNA Computing and Molecular Programming conference series?
5. Reasons to want to attend the conference (a few sentences, e.g. relationship to thesis topic).
6. Acknowledgement that physical receipts will be required for all expenses to be reimbursed, that only airfare purchased from a US flag carrier can be reimbursed, that alcohol cannot be reimbursed, and that we will require certification that you will not
be receiving reimbursement for the same expenses from any other funding sources.
7. Support letter from advisor indicating availability or lack thereof of funding to support travel to the conference, and stating commitment to provide the necessary financial support that is not covered by the travel grant.
As soon as decisions are made, awardees will be informed of the amount of funding that can be made available to them, subject to providing appropriate documentation after the conference, along with a short testimonial as to the benefits of attending.