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Annual Meeting Travel Fund - North American Awards
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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.

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.

Regularity: Annually

Administration: 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

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