June 2-6, 2018, Chania, Crete, GREECE

Travel Awards

Travel Awards for Students, Postdocs, Postdocs and Faculty Members
Currently Working in U.S. Labs

The symposium organizers are pleased to announce the availability of travel awards for graduate students, postdocs, and Faculty Members to attend ETHYLENE2018 to be held in Crete, Greece, from June 2 to 6, 2018.

The travel award of $1250 USD will cover the early bird registration fee (€400 for students and postdocs; €550 for assistant professors), 5 nights in a single room with private facilities in MAICH dormitory housing (€35X5nights=€175), and partial travel expenses (approximately $535 USD toward airfare for students and postdocs; $413 USD for assistant professors).


The awards are limited to graduate students, postdocs, assistant, associate and full professors who are currently working in the U.S. Associate and Full Professors, who are members of under-represented groups including women are now eligible to apply for the travel award. Associate and Full Professors should follow the application instructions for Assistant Professors and must explain financial need.

The awardees are not required to be U.S. citizens but must be studying or employed in the U.S.. Applications from women and other under-represented groups are encouraged.

To Apply

Applicants should submit the following:

  1. a scientific Abstract for the research they will present at the symposium
  2. a CV
  3. a brief personal statement (limited to 350 words) of research goals, the reasons for attending the symposium, an explanation of how the meeting will benefit professional growth, and a description of financial need
  4. for students and postdocs, a letter of support from the research mentor that indicates support for the applicant’s participation and verifies financial need

The above items should be submitted by email as a single pdf to Scientific Committee member Caren Chang at carenc@umd.edu by the new deadline of April 22, 2018.

Applicants will be informed of the Committee’s decisions by the end of April, 2018.

Registration and Abstracts

All travel award applicants should register for the symposium before April 22 (http://confer.maich.gr/registrations/ethylene2018).

At the top of the registration form, applicants should check the box that says “I am invited speaker / travel award applicant”, and should NOT fill out the MAICh accommodation section near the bottom of the page. The registration fee will be temporarily waived until the award decisions are made.

Applicants who do not receive the travel award will have the option of self-paying their registration fee (€400) after the award decisions are announced.