The travel award is aiming at providing vital financial assistance to young scientists under the age of 40 to be able to attend the HUGO events, benefit from the scientific talks and exchanges as well as interact and network with senior scientists and fellow researchers from all over the world.

Description of Scholarship

Applicants should be actively engaged in human genome research and should be under 40 years of age. Applicants who do not meet these criteria will need particularly strong support demonstrated in their required supporting documents listed below. Please note that the programme is not intended for scientists holding senior positions: rather than applying for themselves, senior scientists should encourage their postdocs and junior fellows to apply.

Applications will open on 1 January 2010 and must be submitted via online submission form before 25 February 2010. HUGO secretariat will inform individual recipient by 31 March 2010 via email.

Full HUGO Young Scientist Travel Award

  • covers registration fees
  • covers airfare*
  • covers accommodation*

Partial HUGO Young Scientist Travel Award

  • covers registration fees

*Airfare & Accommodation must be approved and may be booked by HUGO secretariat.

Supporting Documents to complement the Travel Award Application

Applications should consist of:

  • Curriculum vitae of the applicant: this should occupy no more than one single sheet and should include a list of recent publications.
  • A recommendation by their superior or lecturer / mentor indicating knowledge and support of the application.
  • An abstract submission on any topic listed in the HGM 2010 programme

PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT THE APPLICATION FOR HUGO YOUNG SCIENTIST TRAVEL AWARD FOR HGM 2010 HAS CLOSED

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