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Travel Awards

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 deadline for abstracts to be considered for open talks and travel grants has passed. Abstracts are still being accepted for poster presentation and our poster competition through May 31st, 2018.

FASEB Mentored Travel Award

Click HERE to view the application and instructions for the FASEB Mentored Poster/Platform Presenter Travel Award. The award is available for first-time attendees/presenters who seek a structured mentoring and networking experience at The Protein Society's 32nd Annual Symposium.

DEADLINE INFORMATION: All complete application packets for a Mentored Poster/Platform Presenter Travel Award must be received no later than June 1, 2018 (5PM EDT). Late and/or incomplete application packets will be declined upon receipt.

* For qualified underrepresented groups that have been identified as being underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences include individuals such as:

  • Individuals from racial and ethnic groups shown to be underrepresented in biomedical research including Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians (who maintain tribal affiliation or community attachment) or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other U.S. Pacific Islanders (Guam, America Samoa);
  • Individuals with disabilities, defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; and
  • Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, defined as those from a family with an annual income below established low-income thresholds and those who come from an educational environment that has inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to develop and participate in a research career. (Applies to undergraduate students only.)
  • You may not apply for a FASEB Mentored Poster/Platform Presenter Award if you are receiving funding from any other sponsoring organization.
Download the application here.

Hans Neurath Outstanding Promise Travel Award

The HNOPTA award applications are now closed.

Sponsored by the Hans Neurath Foundation, with the winner selected by the President of The Protein Society, this award recognizes exceptional research results of early-career scientists with outstanding promise and provides them with the opportunity to present their research at the Annual Symposium. 

Finn Wold and Protein Science Travel Awards

The Finn Wold and Protein Science Travel Award applications are now closed.

The Finn Wold Travel award is sponsored by The Protein Society in honor of Dr. Wold.  The Protein Science Travel Award is sponsored by Wiley-Blackwell. Award selections are made by the Education Committee. Winners 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.


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Hans Neurath was one of the foremost scientists of the 20th century and a man considered one of the founding fathers of modern protein science.

Born in Vienna, Austria in 1909, he attended the University of Vienna. Hans was an avid mountain climber and skier and a first-class pianist. He will be remembered as the person who contributed the most to the field of serine proteases and zymogen activation and, in collaboration with Bert Vallee, to the field of metallo-protein research.

He was the founding chairman of the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. After his administrative retirement as department chairman, he became Associate Director of Research at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle and then, after reaching emeritus status at the University of Washington, he became director of the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, Germany. He returned to the University of Washington 2 years later.

Hans was the founding editor of Biochemistry, one of the most prestigious journals in the field and the flagship of some 20 journals published by the American Chemical Society. In 1992, at age 81, he founded Protein Science, the premier journal of The Protein Society, and he served as its Editor-in-Chief until 1998. Furthermore, he edited the most comprehensive treatise on proteins, The Proteins.

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