American Society of Andrology.

Travel Award Applications

Trainee Travel Awards

For all above listed awards, the following criteria applies:
  • Trainee must have his/her abstract accepted for presentation at the ASA annual meeting.
  • Trainee must be the first and presenting author on the abstract.
  • The mentor must also submit an email letter of support, confirming that the trainee is in need of financial assistance to attend the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Andrology and is presenting an abstract as first author.
  • Award candidates must plan on attending regardless of the outcome of the Travel Award application process.
Thomas S.K. Chang Travel Award

Trainee must be an active member of ASA or submit membership application and payment at the time of Award application. Application must be accompanied by 2 letters of support (research mentor or supervisor + one other).

If you indicated that you would like to be considered for the Chang/Russell travel awards during your submission, then you must also submit 2 letters of support (one from research mentor or supervisor and one other) Please instruct your mentor/supporter to visit abstracts.andrologysociety.org and complete the form online by the abstract submission deadline. The mentor's letter should attest to need, and confirm that you are the first and presenting author. The subject line of this email should contain the abstract number and the first author's surname.

The NIH Travel Award

All Trainees who have abstracts accepted, are first and presenting author on the abstract, and need travel assistance to present their work are eligible for the NIH Trainee Travel Award, regardless of their membership in ASA. Underrepresented and minority trainees are given special attention for consideration under the NIH Awards. These awards are based on need and merit, with the emphasis on need.

If you indicated that you would like to be considered for the NIH travel award during your submission, then you must submit a letter from your mentor attesting to need and confirming that you are the first and presenting author by the abstract submission deadline. The subject line of this email should contain the abstract number and the first author's surname. Please instruct your mentor/supporter to visit abstracts.andrologysociety.org and complete the form online by the abstract submission deadline.

Lonnie D. Russell Travel Award

Trainee must be an active member of ASA or submit membership application and payment at the time of Award application. Application must be accompanied by 2 letters of support (research mentor or supervisor + one other).

If you indicated that you would like to be considered for the Chang/Russell travel awards during your submission, then you must also submit 2 letters of support (one from research mentor or supervisor and one other). Please instruct your mentor/supporter to visit abstracts.andrologysociety.org and complete the form online by the abstract submission deadline. The mentor's letter should attest to need, and confirm that you are the first and presenting author. The subject line of this email should contain the abstract number and the first author's surname.

The Lalor Foundation International Travel Award

Established by the Lalor Foundation, an organization that promotes basic research in the area of mammalian reproductive biology. All International Trainees (outside the US) who have abstracts accepted, are first and presenting author on the abstract, and need travel assistance to present their work are eligible for the Lalor Foundation International Travel Awards. Please submit abstracts by the abstract submission deadline

Awards are considered reimbursement; therefore, trainees must attend the meeting and present their paper before the travel award is presented. Trainees will be notified of the award two months prior to the Annual Meeting. If you are not selected for the Chang, or Russell awards, you are still eligible for the NIH award.

International Travel Awards

The International Liaison Committee (ILC) has established the International Travel Awards in order to assist trainees and young investigators from countries outside US to present their work at the ASA Annual Meetings.

Requirements for the awards are as follows:
  1. Applicants must be from countries outside US and Canada
  2. Applicants must have their abstract accepted for presentation at the ASA annual meeting.
  3. Applicants must be the first (presenting) author on the abstract.
  4. The application must include a statement from the advisor or mentor attesting to the financial needs of the student.

If you need further information, please contact Patricia S. Cuasnicu, Ph.D (cuasnicu@dna.uba.ar), Chairman of the International Liaison Committee.

Lalor Foundation International Travel Award

See above.

ISA Travel Award

This award is provided by the International Society of Andrology to promote the participation at the ASA Annual Meeting of young investigators living outside the USA, and whose work has been performed outside the USA.