This annual travel grant program provides funding for the SLAS International Conference and Exhibition and the SLAS Europe Conference and Exhibition for students, graduate students, post-doctoral associates, and junior faculty with less than four years in their first academic appointments. Those who have completed undergraduate and/or graduate school and are within the first five years of their professional career are also eligible.
An applicant must be the primary author of a submitted abstract and must present his/her research in either a poster or oral (podium) session at the digital conference. Submitted award applications are reviewed by members of the Tony B. Travel Award selection panel and are based on multiple factors, including but not limited to:
The award covers the following:
Multiple applicants from a single research group are allowed to apply. However, such applicants should understand that award application reviewers may prioritize the applications so that only one individual per investigator's research group receives an award. This decision will be based on funding availability and the criteria listed above.
The Tony B. Academic Travel Award honors Tony Beugelsdijk, Los Alamos National Laboratory, an Association for Laboratory Automation (ALA) co-founder who passed away in August 2009. Tony played a very inspirational and instrumental role in laboratory robotics and made significant contributions to ALA, the former LabAutomation conference and exhibition, and the scientific community as a whole. We are honored to remember him through a program that recognizes up-and-coming researchers who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in laboratory science and technology.