Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) is the largest professional abrcms2conference for minority students to pursue advance training in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), attracting approximately 3,300 individuals, including 1,700 undergraduate students, 400 graduate students and postdoctoral scientists, and 1200 faculty, program directors, and administrators. Students come from over 350 U.S. colleges and universities. All are pursuing advanced training in STEM and many have conducted independent research. The conference is designed to encourage underrepresented minority students to pursue advanced training in STEM and provide faculty mentors and advisors with resources for facilitating students’ success. More than 500 representatives from graduate programs at U.S. colleges and universities as well as scientists from government agencies, foundations, and professional scientific societies join ABRCMS in the exhibitors program to share information about graduate school and summer internship opportunities. These representatives present research opportunities, funding sources, and professional networks.

During the four-day conference, over 1,500 students participate in poster and oral presentations in twelve disciplines in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, including mathematics. All undergraduate student presentations are judged and those receiving the highest scores in each scientific discipline and in each educational level will be given an award during the final banquet.

There are a number of awards available to support student and faculty attendance at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS). Awards include the ABRCMS Student Travel Award, ABRCMS Judges’ Travel Subsidy, and the FASEB MARC Program Travel Award.

For more information, deadlines, and to apply, visit http://www.abrcms.org/index.php/travel-awards.

This conference is sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity (TWD) and managed by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).