Travel Awards

Deadline to submit applications has been extended to February 10, 2018.

Through funding from the US Department of Agriculture, travel awards (~ US$1000 each) are available for attendees employed at or enrolled in a United States institution. These awards can be used to assist with the costs of registration for the meeting, the costs of travel including airfare, visa application fee, food, and accommodation. Successful applicants will be notified no later than February 13th, 2018.

Application details.

The  travel awards are intended to facilitate the attendance of individuals who will especially benefit from attendance, and who may ordinarily not be able to attend. Thus, strong encouragement is given to:

  • undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty,
  • any faculty who have recently entered into or plan to enter the field of oomycete genomics, bioinformatics or molecular biology,
  • researchers who are minorities, or who are from institutions under-represented in the US research infrastructure, and
  • individuals working on oomycete animal pathogens.
  • researchers who have not previously received a travel award

Dependent upon applicant pool and additional funding, a very limited number of travel awards may also be available for applicants from countries that lack an established research funding infrastructure. These are defined as ALL non-US countries and also excluding all countries of Western Europe, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, and Taiwan.

Please submit your application using the form below.

Applicants should submit a 1 to 2 page CV/Resume that highlights your research and career goals, particularly with regard to oomycetes.  This CV will only be accepted in pdf format and should be named as follows: surname_first-name_cv.pdf (e.g. shuman_joel_cv.pdf).

Please Note: Some applicants are reporting issues uploading their cv via this form. If that is the case, please send your cv via email to: You should still use the form to submit the rest of the application. Thanks in advance.

Upload your CV:
Mentor (if student or postdoc):

University/Institute/Organization where you are currently studying or working.

Country (currently located in):*
Country of citizenship:*
Do you currently work on oomycetes or plan to do so?:
Optional Demographic Information (will not impact evaluation of application):
Have you received a travel award for a previous OMGN Meeting?:*
Which OMGN Meeting?:*
Describe your research interests:*
Explain how this travel award will strengthen your research:*
Describe how you will relay what you have learned at this conference to your home lab/institution:*