ACM BCB 2013 has several travel awards for graduate students to attend ACM BCB. Applicants are asked to submit an application to be considered for these travel awards. A committee consisting of the members of the ACM BCB Organizing Committee will evaluate the applications and select the travel award recipients.

Here is a list of criteria that will be considered in the selection process:
a) Originality, significance, and quality of research summarized in the student abstract.
b) Special consideration will be given to graduate students who are authors of papers or posters, accepted for presentation at the ACM-BCB main conference or one of the workshops or symposium.
c) Special consideration will be given to women and underrepresented minorities.

All student travel awardees will be required to register for the conference, participate in the PhD Forum and stay at the conference hotel. The total amount of the travel grant is limited to $1000 to cover partial costs for conference registration, lodging, and travel.

Application Process: The following will be requested as part of the application:
a) Student's vita, including gender and underrepresented status if applicable
b) Statement of research activity/interest. This will include:

  • brief description of research interests;
  • potential impact of the conference on students research;
  • title and authors of accepted paper or poster to be presented at the ACM-BCB.
c) Support letter from the student's adviser:
  • Confirmation of good standing in the degree program;
  • Potential benefit to the student;
  • Availability of funds from other sources.

Applications should be submitted to Sridhar Hannenhalli ( with a subject heading: ACM BCB 2013 Travel Award. All of the above information should be in a single PDF file called FirstnameLastname.pdf. Completed applications from the students must be received by email by July 28, 2013 to ensure full consideration. Awards will be announced by July 29, 2013.