$1000 Abcam Travel Grant

Winner announced 18th Nov 2016: Jacqueline Severino, Barcelona!

ScienceImpact offered a $1000 (USD) scientific meeting travel grant, kindly sponsored by the worlds leading antibody company Abcam.  Open to PhD students, post-docs and new PIs working in wet-lab life-science research environments.
ScienceImpact offers these grants as our small way of helping new scientists advance their career.

Jacqueline Severino, winner of the $1000 Abcam Travel Grant

Jacqueline Severino

Jacqueline comes from the city that all roads lead to, where history, arts and food blend together in a perfect symphony, Rome.

Growing up and studying in the Eternal City, she could not help but be fascinated by the idea of immortality. Therefore, she went to the University of Heidelberg to study Stem Cells Biology in all sorts of living organisms no matter whether they had fins, roots or whiskers.

For the Master Thesis, she decided to go to the more molecular side of biology and joined the group of Wolfgang Huber at EMBL, Heidelberg. Here she focused on chromatin dynamics of mouse Stem Cells and tried to understand how DNA and chromatin 3D structure in the cell nucleus control cells differentiation choices.

Once she understood that she wanted to add another layer of gene regulation to her background, she joined the group of Bernhard Payer at the CRG, Barcelona in fall 2016 and is currently working on the epigenetic reprogramming of mouse Primordial Germ Cells.

When she is not busy with stem cells, she likes to play the ukulele, draw linocuts and listen to progressive rock.

Eligibility criteria

Working in a life science ‘wet’ lab as a PhD student, post-doc or new PI

Use the award to attend a recognised scientific meeting within 12 months of receiving the grant

The recipient of the award to write a short article describing the meeting; this may be published on our website

Reside in Europe, Middle East, East Asia or Australasia

Selection process and timing

This award is now closed.

The recipient of the award will be selected by random draw in mid November 2016.

We will then notify all the applicants by email the results of the Abcam Travel Award.

How to apply…

This award is now closed to new applications.

Frequently asked questions…

“If I win, how will the award be paid?”
We pay the money to your organisation, finance department etc, and they direct the money to you.  This stops random members of the public applying for our awards.

“If I apply for this award, can I apply for future grants from you?”
Yes. You may apply for as many of our awards as you wish.

“Can I use the award to pay for a meeting I have already been to?”
It must be used to pay for conferences that occur after you are awarded the grant.

“How do you define a ‘new PI’?”
New PIs (principal investigators) are in their first three years of being the lead researcher of their research group having secured an independent grant to fund the work.

“I’m organising a meeting – can you provide us some funding or travel grants?”
At this time we don’t offer funding or grants to specific conferences. We only offer the travel grants that are publicised on our website.

“What can I use this money for?”
This award is to help with travel and meeting costs for a scientific conference anywhere in the world. It must be a life-science related meeting; for example, SfN or EACR.

“How do I apply?”
Press the green button ‘Apply for Travel Grant’. Complete the application form survey. Cross fingers.

“I’ve completed the application form survey – do I need to do anything else?”
No that’s it. Oh and cross fingers, pray to your god, wish upon a star – whatever works for you.

“Who is running this award?”
This award and all awards on this website are run by ScienceImpact. We are not affiliated with any other companies other than receiving their sponsorship for various awards.

Terms and Conditions
  1. The award money will be paid to the recipient via their institution or organisation.
  2. The onus is on the recipient to confirm that their institution or funding body allows them to receive awards of this nature, and if required to do so, the recipient must disclose the receipt of these funds to any relevant authority.
  3. Travel grant awards are not intended to be ‘saved’ for a future unknown event; the funds must be used for a scheduled and recognised scientific meeting within 12 months of receipt of the award.
  4. Applicants must work in a ‘wet-lab’ life-science research environment in a field such as molecular & cell biology, and be over 18 years of age.
  5. Only one application per person per grant is permitted.  If an applicant attempts to circumvent this by using different email addresses or variations of their name, we reserve the right to remove all of their applications.
  6. The winner of the award is selected by random draw from the pool of applicants; this process is managed by ScienceImpact and our decision is final.
  7. If the award is sponsored by a third-party company it will clearly state this on the Award Page and any survey data collected, including contact details, are passed onto the sponsoring company.  All sponsoring companies agree to honour any unsubscribe requests.