Travel Award for Equity and Inclusion

Students in MET have organized the new Travel Award: The Molecular & Environmental Toxicology Travel Award for Equity and Inclusion to fund graduate student travel to the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) or the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanic or Native American in Science (SACNAS). Graduate student will apply and a sub-committee will review the application and decide each year’s recipient.

This award is founded by MET graduate students for MET graduate students in 2020. The idea of this award is inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement as a way for our program to continuously support diversity and inclusion.

Information For

For Students Seeking Award

This award is open to current graduate students within MET. Requirements are:

  1. One page personal statement including
    • How this award will support your graduate work and professional development
    • How travel to this conference will influence your career
    • How you will use what you learn at this conference in your graduate and professional career
  2. One letter of recommendation
  3. Copy of your CV or NIH-style biosketch

Application packages should be e-mailed to Mark Marohl.

Awardees will be expected to:

  • Be involved with undergraduate recruitment at the conference
  • Give a seminar to MET about what you learned at the conference

For Donors

Funding for this awards will come through donations to the UW-Foundation.

Our goal is to fundraise $10,000 to create its own endowed account to fund continued travel to a conference that emphasizes diversity.

If you or your company is interested in support this award, please donate to the UW-Foundation.