Early Career Faculty Travel Award

This award recognizes and supports members of the SLB community who have successfully transitioned and are within the first 3 years into a faculty position. The individual must have maintained SLB student and/or post-doctoral membership for 3 years during their training and demonstrated excellence in research. In addition, the individual should be able to demonstrate contributions to the SLB community through active committee participation or general society community contributions, exemplifying themselves as role models for career development. Tenure track is not required. The award will be presented annually at the society meeting.

Candidates will provide their CV, written statement demonstrating their excellence in research and society community, and 1 letter of recommendation from long time (5+ years) society members. The application must be in conjunction with an abstract submission for the annual meeting.  The award committee will review applicants during the annual award review process. 

The selected individual(s) will be provided support to attend the annual meeting not to exceed $3,000 inclusive of refunded meeting registration, economy airfare and ground transportation, 3-4 nights hotel depending on travel distance and incidentals based on receipts provided. Receipts must be provided for all disbursement requests. Meeting attendance is required. Up to 3 of these awards may be provided each year and no more than one award is to be provided per institution.  Candidates must be current society members and will be highlighted in the newsletter and on the website.


Juhi Bagaitkar (2018)                             
 Prajwal Gurung (2019)