To provide four annual awards of
travel support to SEM Annual Meeting presenters who live permanently in
countries other than the U.S. and Canada. These awards are intended to increase
and facilitate international participation in the meeting. The Travel Fund
Award Committee selects awardees on the basis of the quality of their
presentation abstracts. The final pool of four awardees is also intended to
represent presenters from diverse geographic regions.
Individuals who: 1) live permanently
in countries other than the U.S. and Canada, 2) are not currently residing or studying in the U.S. or Canada, 3) have received an acceptance of
their presentation abstract for the Annual Meeting, 4) have registered
for the Annual Meeting and hold a current SEM membership; 5)
do not have access to
other institutional funding that would cover the costs of travel to the Annual Meeting.
Previous winners must wait three years before reapplying (e.g., 2014 winners may reapply in 2017).
Four awards of $1,000/each.
The Annual Meeting Program Committee
serves as the Travel Fund Award Committee and reviews all accepted
presenters who have requested consideration for a Travel Fund Award.
must have registered for the Annual Meeting and purchased an SEM membership by July 1.
The committee contacts awardees in August and confirms their commitment to
attend the Annual Meeting. Awardees receive checks in U.S. dollars at the
After receiving an acceptance of an
Annual Meeting presentation abstract, register for the meeting as soon as online
registration opens in June. Check the designated boxes on the online registration
form to request consideration for a Travel Award. Annual Meeting registration
is available at "Conferences” on the SEM website.
Note: Individuals may not apply during the same year for both an International Award and an Underemployed Award from the Annual Meeting Travel Fund.
Cassandre Balosso-Bardin, United Kingdom
Sebastian Wanumen, Colombia
Gavin Lee, China
Sylvia Nannyonga-Tamusuza, Uganda
Austin Emielu, Nigeria
Thomas Hilder, Germany
Moshe Morad, Israel
Hugo Viera-Vargas, Puerto Rico
Leah O'Brien Bernini, Ireland
Megan Collins, New Zealand
Saida Daukeyeva, Kazakhstan
Jeleel Ojuade, Nigeria
Inigo Sanchez, Portugal
Dan Bendrups, Australia
Rastko Jakovljevic, Serbia
Songul Karahasanoglu, Turkey
Su Yin Mak, Hong
Laudan Nooshin, U.K.