Students applying for awards must submit:
- An Official Meeting Abstract Submission and proof of completed registration to the 2019 Meeting;
- A 4-page (maximum) letter indicating award(s) applying for, and narrative of methods, results, and supporting figures/tables as appropriate; and
- Research director/supervisor certification that the work was performed by the student applicant.
Note: The 2019 Student Award Application Deadline is January 31, 2019.
Students competing for awards may apply for multiple awards, must satisfy specific award criteria, and must present their papers at the meeting as scheduled. Winners will be notified prior to the meeting. The student awardees must present their submitted research papers and be present at the 2019 SIVB Business Meeting on Tuesday evening. Specific requirements for each of the student awards are below. Should you have questions, please contact the SIVB office at (910) 755-5431.
Student award submissions should be sent to:
Society for In Vitro Biology
514 Daniels St., Suite 411
Raleigh, NC 27605
The awards available to students are:
NEW: The Exceptional Plant Research Award provides travel funds for up to two students to attend the Annual Meeting of the SIVB in the amount of $500 each, to present their in vitro research benefitting the long-term conservation of one or more non-agricultural, endangered exceptional species. Exceptional species are defined as species that cannot be conserved long-term using traditional seed banking (dry storage at -20oC). Work on in vitro or cryopreservation protocols may be done on a common, non-commercial exceptional species that is congeneric with an endangered species. Applicants must justify the choice of species and benefit to conservation in their 4-page (maximum) letter. This award will be funded for the SIVB meetings of 2018, 2019, and 2020 by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
The Cellular Toxicology Award is presented annually to a selected full-time graduate student presenting an oral presentation or poster in the field of cellular toxicology at the annual meeting of the SIVB. The award consists of a travel grant of up to $500 to attend the annual meeting and a certificate. Selection is made on the basis of need, originality, relevance to cellular toxicology, and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member.
The Wilton R. Earle Award is presented annually to students in the amount of $300 plus eligibility to receive the SIVB Travel Award up to an additional $500. This award is open to students working in all areas of in vitro biology. An estimate of travel expenses must be submitted with the abstract. Students are evaluated on the basis of experimental design, clarity of presentation, and validity of interpretation.
The Honor B. Fell Award was established in recognition of the achievements of the late Honor B. Fell. This award recognizes graduate student research accomplishments in the general field of animal organ culture, as demonstrated by presentation of papers at the Annual Meeting of the SIVB. The award consists of a cash prize of $150.
The Hope E. Hopps Award was established in memory of Hope E. Hopps, a member of the SIVB for many years who was a vital force in the expansion of the society as an active member, officer, member of the governing board, and an honorary member. The purpose of the award is to recognize a quality student presentation at the Annual Meeting of the SIVB. The $200 award is open to students working in all areas of in vitro biology.
The Joseph F. Morgan Award provides travel funds for Canadian students to attend the Annual Meeting of the SIVB in the amount of $100. Joseph F. Morgan, a long-time member of the SIVB, was a Canadian scientist who contributed significantly to the art and science of in vitro biology.
The Philip R. White Award is used to supplement expenses of an individual for continuing education in plant tissue culture techniques. A stipend of up to $650 is awarded for training at an institution of the awardee’s choice or to attend a professional meeting. The award, honoring Philip R. White, an eminent teacher and researcher in plant cell tissue culture techniques, is judged on the student’s ability to demonstrate interest, scholastic achievement, and need.
The John S. Song Award covers the travel expenses of students working in plant cell biology. The student must submit a one-page resume of professional training and publications, an estimate of travel expenses to the meeting, and a letter of recommendation from a research advisor, along with abstract submission.
The SIVB Student Travel Awards are open to students working in all areas of in vitro biology. The awards provide travel support up to $500 to attend the Annual Meeting. An estimate of travel expenses must be submitted with the abstract.