In addition to named awards, CBMS actively fosters engagement of junior researchers in the microTAS conference by supporting competitively funded CBMS Student Travel Awards. Since 2011, CBMS has assisted more than 350 students and postdoctoral scholars with attending microTAS by awarding more than $280,000 in CBMS Student Travel Awards.

CBMS Student/Young Researcher Grant

The Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society (CBMS) is offering travel support, on a competitive basis, for attending the upcoming MicroTAS Conference. Students and young researchers (≤ 3 years after obtaining their PhD degree) who have been successful in being accepted for an oral or poster presentation at the upcoming MicroTAS conference are eligible to apply (previous recipients are re-eligible three years after they have received the grant). A total of 48 stipends will be granted, intended to offset travel and registration costs. The selection process strives to award highly scored contributions, while also giving consideration to geographical and topical balance, among other criteria.


Students/Young Researchers who have received notification of acceptance of their conference contributions are encouraged to apply on-line during the final manuscript submission date of (August 22). Recipients of the Grant will be notified by CBMS no later than (September 30). Successful recipients are required to submit a thank-you letter and a short report on their impressions of the meeting (0.5-1 pages) no later than 4 weeks after the end of the conference to:

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