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Student Merit Awards

Each year ASBMB will consider applications by its student members to cover the cost of their registration for attendance at the ComBio conference. A maximum of 6 awards will be awarded. The application form may be downloaded here.

Student Poster Prizes
The ASBMB offer up to 6 poster prizes to the value of $300 each.


Student Travel Grants

Funds are set aside each year to sponsor student travel to the ComBio annual conference. These grants are provided from member fees and are designed to contribute to the professional development of the new generation of Australia’s plant scientists. The application form can be downloaded here.

Student Poster Prizes

ASPS student posters are automatically entered into the competition for up to 5 awards for research presented at ComBio. Each award will consist of recognition at the end of the conference and a prize of $200. Further details can be found at


Student Travel Grants & Student and Postdoc Prizes

A number of travel awards to contribute to the costs of ComBio attendance are available for student members presenting at the meeting.

The ANZSCDB also offers several student and postdoc prizes for ComBio presentations in the fields of Cell and Developmental Biology.

Details of the Society prizes, as well as Travel Grant eligibility requirements and application form may be downloaded here.


Student travel awards

Each year NZSPB supports student members to attend their annual conference with travel awards. Further details can be found on our website The closing date for applications is 22 June 2018 (also the closing date for the ComBio2018 abstract submission).

Student Presentation Prizes

This year NZSPB will award a Best Student Poster Prize and a Best Student Oral Presentation Prize (if applicable). Each award will be presented at the awards ceremony at the end of the conference and consist of a certificate and a monetary prize.


Student Poster Prize

The International Society for Differentiation (ISD) are offering the Beverly McKinnell Student Award for Best Poster (1000 Euros). This is open to all students presenting a poster (so no need to be a member of a participating society). All students presenting a poster will be automatically considered for this award.

Student Travel Awards

This ISD will offer some 20+ travel awards for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows or junior faculty members (within 3 years of last postdoc). To apply for a travel award through the ISD, you must be a member of the society prior to or at the time of registration and abstract submission (22 June 2018) and be the presenter of the study. Graduate students may become members either through the remittance of annual dues or through their graduate advisor’s membership. An application form and further details can be found on our website at the following weblink -