Trainee Travel Awards

The BCMM provides trainees up to $1,000 to attend a microbiome-focused workshop or other training opportunity. Attendance to both virtual and in-person events will be considered. BCMM is particularly interested in facilitating training/education of those new to the field of microbiome research.

Eligibility: Applicants that meet the following will be prioritized for funding:​

  • Being a BCMM member (active or membership pending)
  • Being part of a research lab/group for which microbiome research is not the primary focus
  • Have at least one ongoing project for which microbiome research is a primary focus

Deadlines: Applications are reviewed three times a year (January, April, August). Here are the 2023 deadlines:

  • January 26, 2023
  • April 27, 2023
  • August 24, 2023

Awards will be announced 15 days after the deadline. Funds will be provided as a reimbursement after the training is completed.

List of potential trainings: In addition to funding, the BCMM is compiling a list of events, trainings, and on demand content to serve as a resource to our trainees and larger community. View the list.

For questions, email Kristin Dolan ([email protected]) or Joel Babdor ([email protected]).

Submit a funding request