Purpose: To provide two annual awards of travel
support to SEM Annual Meeting presenters who live in North America (Canada, US,
Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean). Awards will be made to individuals
who are: 1) working part-time but are seeking full-time employment, or 2)
working in a temporary position of under one year in duration but are seeking
permanent employment. The Travel Fund Award Committee selects awardees on the
basis of the quality of their presentation abstracts. Awardees are also
intended to represent diverse geographic regions over time.
Eligibility: Individuals who: 1) live in North America as defined above, 2)
are working part-time or in a temporary position as defined above, 3) are not students,
4) have received an acceptance of their presentation abstract for the Annual
Meeting, 5) have registered for the Annual Meeting and hold a current SEM
membership, and 6) 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).
Prize: Two awards of $500/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. Applicants 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 Annual Meeting.
Application Process: 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 an Annual Meeting Travel Fund North American Award.
Annual Meeting registration is available at "Conferences” on the SEM website.
Note: Individuals may not apply during the same year
for both a North American Award and an International Award from the Annual
Meeting Travel Fund.
Application Deadline: July 1
Natalia Bieletto Bueno, Mexico
David Blake, United States
Meghan Forsyth, Newfoundland, Canada
Raquel Paraiso, Wisconsin, United States