Early-Career Investigator Travel Awards (ECITA)
The ECITA initiative aims to increase the success of early-career investigators from underrepresented (see eligibility below) backgrounds at the assistant professor or government, non-profit, etc., scientist equivalent level. Attendance at top tier scientific conferences is critical at this career stage, enabling the emerging researcher to:
- establish new collaborations
- gain exposure for their research
- network informally with colleagues
- meet with prospective postdoctoral candidates
- invaluable career-advancement opportunities
In an effort to expand these opportunities for early-career investigators, Keystone Symposia, in partnership with the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, will provide $1,200 ECITAs to help defray conference expenses for the recipient. Funds may be used for registration, ground/air transportation, and lodging for in-person attendance at a Keystone Symposia conference held within the upcoming season. Applications should be received by the posted block deadline for the selected meeting. See the ECITA application form for meeting deadlines. NOTE: For eSymposia events (Oct - Nov, 2021) visit Keystone Symposia’s meeting pages for financial aid information.
If you would like to have your abstract considered for an oral presentation (short talk), your ECITA application must be submitted by the abstract deadline for your chosen conference. Visit the conference webpage to view abstract deadlines. If this date has already passed, you can still present a poster at the conference.
Apply for an ECITA