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Travel Awards (Closed)

Covid-19 Notifications

Under the strong belief that attendance at our Symposia presents an invaluable opportunity for future protein scientists, TPS is committed to making it possible for young scientists to participate and benefit from our Annual Meeting.

The Protein Society is also committed to taking concrete actions to end racism in science by outlining a plan of action that includes investments in outreach, mentoring, and inclusion initiatives that can help address inequities and contribute to meaningful and sustained change. 

With generous support from partners and individuals, The Protein Society awards three types of travel grants every year: Diversity Travel Awards, Finn Wold Travel Awards, and Protein Science Travel Awards. The submissions deadline is April 19, 2022.

Award recipients must be or become a member of the Society upon selection.

Applicants must submit an abstract, be accepted, register for, and present their posters at the 2022 Annual Symposium.

Many awards are available and we encourage you to apply.

COVID-19 Notifications

TPS is adhering to local laws, ordinances and mandates. 

Read the city of San Francisco Health Order, for requirements related to vaccination, testing and exemption for indoor Mega-Events.

Follow the latest CDC COVID-19 Travel Health Information, including vaccination, travel mandates, and testing requirements.

The City of San Francisco has a 82% vaccination rate for its residents. Track the data.

Diversity Travel Awards

Sponsored by the Protein Society, the award includes:

  • Up to $400 (domestic) and $800 (international) travel costs reimbursement
  • Free symposium registration
  • Free abstract submission 
  • Complimentary 2-year TPS membership


Undergraduate students, post-bacs, graduate students, and postdocs from any institution, and junior faculty members from minority-serving institutions, are invited to apply by submitting a CV and a short statement about your experience and involvement with diversity, equity, and inclusion in protein science. 

Finn Wold and Protein Science Travel Awards (Domestic and International)

These awards are sponsored by The Protein Society and Wiley-Blackwell respectively. The Education Committee selects award winners, who receive up to $800 in reimbursed travel costs for international attendees (outside of Canada and USA) and up to $400 in reimbursed travel costs for domestic (Canada and USA) attendees.


Students, and very early-career scientists within 2 years of an independent research position from any institution, excluding assistant professors at U.S. academic institutions and other positions with start-up funds.

Eligible expenses include: round-trip economy class airfare, train, or bus fare to and from symposium, symposium registration fee, abstract submission fee, taxi fare, up to 4 nights hotel accommodations (no incidentals or in-room charges), parking, or gasoline. Charges that are not reimbursable include but are not limited to: food, membership dues, or incidentals.

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