Trainee Travel Awards

The Trainee Affairs Committee established the travel awards in order to assist trainees with expenses to the ASA Annual Meeting.

Types of Awards:

The Thomas S.K. Chang Travel Award
Established in memory of Dr. Chang, who was a faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland.

The NIH Travel Award
Established by a grant from the NIH to encourage all reproductive biology Trainees to participate in the annual ASA meetings.

Lonnie D. Russell Travel Award
Established in memory of Dr. Lonnie Russell, who was a faculty member at the
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Carbondale, IL.

Lalor Foundation International Travel Award
Established by the Lalor Foundation to encourage young investigators from countries outside the US to present their work at the ASA Annual Meeting.

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.

Specific award criteria:

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 (mentor + one other).

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.

The 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 (mentor + one other).

The Lalor Foundation International Travel Award: 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.

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.

2014 Deadline for Applications is December 1, 2013.

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 December 1, 2013. The subject line of this email should contain the abstract number and the first author's surname. The letter should go to asatraineetravel@gmail.com 

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 mentor and one other) AND the submitted abstract to asatraineetravel@gmail.com by December 1, 2013. 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.

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 at least 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.