TRAVEL STIPENDS – Call for Applications
20th Annual Genes, Brain and Behavior Meeting of IBANGS
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN US 
17-21 May 2018

With the generous support of a grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism of the National Institutes of Health USA we are pleased to offer stipends in partial support of travel to attend the 20th Annual Meeting of the International Behavioural and Neural Genetics Society (IBANGS).

Travel Stipend Details:

Stipends are available for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and junior faculty members who have held faculty rank for less than 5 years.

Selection will be based on the abstract submitted with meeting registration; financial need will also be a consideration. It is required that travel awardees present either an oral presentation or a poster at the meeting. It is not necessary for the presentation to involve studies related to alcohol, but preference will be given to those engaged in alcohol research.

From the Travel Awardees, four will be selected based on their proposed presentation at the meeting as the Outstanding Young Investigator Awardees. Two students, one postdoctoral fellow, and one junior faculty member will be invited to present their work in a special oral presentation session at the meeting.

Application Details:

If you are not a member of IBANGS, consider becoming a member and taking advantage of reduced registration fees for the 2018 meeting. For a description of additional membership benefits and to become a member please visit

Register at for the meeting and pay the appropriate registration fee by 16 February 2018. Submit your abstract through the online abstract submission page.

Submit the following items, by 16 February 2018, to Mark Rutledge-Gorman, preferably by email ([email protected]) in Word, or by FAX 503-721-1029 (voice 503-220-8262, extension 56653) or courier to VA Medical Center R&D 12, 3710 SW US Veterans Hospital Road, Portland Oregon USA 97239-2964:  1) an abstract [250 or fewer words; indicate your preference for a) oral or poster presentation, or b) poster only], 2) a letter that includes your contact information and describes your eligibility (e.g., in what year of what Ph.D. or M.D. program, or postdoctoral status, general thesis topic, adviser /supervisor’s name, year of holding faculty rank, etc.), how meeting attendance will further your career goals, why the work to be presented is deserving of recognition, a statement of financial need if relevant, 3) a curriculum vitae, 4) a letter from your advisor or Chair confirming eligibility and/or need, and 5) an estimate of the amount of stipend needed justified by a list of expenses (including amounts) such as transportation, lodging, etc.  You will receive confirmation of your application within three days – if you do not receive confirmation, then contact Mark Rutledge-Gorman immediately.

 The National Institutes of Health USA is committed to increasing the participation in science of under represented minorities and women, who are encouraged to apply.

 Additional meeting program, venue, and lodging information is available at

 For More Information Contact:

[email protected]   Mark Rutledge-Gorman, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA

 The International Behavioural and Neural Genetics Society (IBANGS) meets annually to discuss the multidisciplinary fields of neurobehavioural genetics.