Student Travel Awards

The Society for Glycobiology's Student Travel Awards are given to help students and post doctoral fellows gain the experience and exposure that comes from attending and presenting at SFG conferences. The travel awards are intended to help students defray some of the costs of their attendance. 


  • Only graduate students and Postdocs within 5 years of receiving their PhD are eligible.
  • Applicant (and their mentor) must be active paid members of the Society.
  • Travel award applications must be submitted electronically during the process of submitting an abstract for presentation at the Annual Society for Glycobiology meeting.*
  • Application requires upload of applicant’s CV and letter of support from applicant’s mentor.

*  You must submit the travel award application and abstract concurrently. Once the abstract is submitted, you may not go back and submit a Travel award application at a later date. Please have your abstract and all of your travel award application materials ready to submit at the same time.


  • Preference will be given to candidates located further away from the meeting location.
  • Only two award applications will be considered from any individual investigator's laboratory.
  • Travel awards are capped at $500 per lab
    • One successful applicant from a given lab will receive $500.
    • Two successful applicants from the same lab will receive $250 each.


The deadline for Travel Award submissions is the same as the new abstract submission deadline of August 14, 2022.