The Elias Klein Founders' Travel Supplement program supports students needing limited financial assistance and will provide up to $500 in reimbursement for reasonable expenses (e.g. travel cost, registration, workshops) for attending a NAMS Annual Meeting to present their research (oral or poster presentation). This award program is named in honor of Elias Klein, whose vision and spirit guided the founding of NAMS in 1985.
Students who have registered for the Annual NAMS Meeting and who have not received an Elias Klein Founders’ Travel Supplement in the previous year are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to students who have not received any prior financial assistance from NAMS.
Application materials (submitted as one electronic PDF file)
- the following items must be submitted as a single PDF file or the application will be rejected:
- one-page resume describing the applicant’s education (including undergraduate and graduate GPA),
- the title and abstract of applicant’s oral presentation or poster for the upcoming NAMS meeting,
- description of needs for financial assistance to attend the NAMS annual meeting, and
- one-page nomination letter by faculty supervisor who is a current member of NAMS,
- needs to contain information of funding need for applicant
- each faculty supervisor may nominate only a single student for the Klein Travel Supplement.
Application deadlines and review
Application packages must be received by February 15, 2014 per e-mail to Uwe Beuscher, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed by the NAMS Awards Committee. Award decisions will be made before the deadline for abstract submission for the NAMS Annual Meeting.
All Awards Committee votes will be independently tallied by the Tellers Committee. If one or more Tellers Committee members also are Awards Committee members, all such members will be replaced by Board appointees for the purpose of validating the results of award voting only.
We expect to provide up to 15 Elias Klein Founders’ Travel Supplements, depending on the funds available. Questions regarding the application procedures should be addressed to:
W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
402 Vieve's Way
Elkton, MD 21921