Broadening Participation Travel Award Application

[Please also visit the Broadening Participation Committee page]

Broadening Participation Travel Awards are intended
to allow students, post-docs, and faculty members from a variety of
underrepresented groups to attend the SICB annual meeting, by helping to
defray the costs of travel, lodging, and registration. The goal of the BP
committee is to increase the diversity of SICB and the field of integrative
biology at all career stages, in terms of gender, sexual orientation,
race/ethnicity, ability/disability, and socioeconomic background.

Broadening Participation Professional Development Awards for the 2022
SICB meeting are partially funded by a generous donation from the Gans
Collections and Charitable Fund Inc., a foundation established by renowned
vertebrate morphologist and functional anatomist Carl Gans. To learn more
about the foundation and additional opportunities for conference travel
grants, please visit

Submit an application via this online form by 5 pm PST on November 15, 2021.
Decisions will be made on or around November 29, 2021. Preference is given
to applicants who are presenting in either the in-person or SICB+ formats;
however, SICB attendees who are not presenting are also eligible for awards,
and we especially encourage 1st time SICB attendees to apply and learn more
about our society.

In case of technical difficulties, recommendations can also be e-mailed
directly to the BP Committee chair at

We are particularly interested in your personal statement concerning any
way(s) in which you feel that you are an underrepresented or otherwise
nontraditional individual in your field, and how you enhance the diversity of
experiences and perspectives within your field, geographic region, or

the Society for
Integrative &