With the NSF funding, we are able to support approximately 15 undergraduate and graduate students to attend the workshop and to either present posters or to give five-minute oral presentations on their respective research closely related to the theme of this workshop.

Interested students should apply for the travel award by September 20, 2021, at the workshop’s Registration web page with the following information:

   1. The student name, institution, undergraduate major or graduate program

   2.  For undergraduate students: a paragraph (up to 200 words) stating why attending the workshop is   beneficial to the student’s research

       For graduate students: a paragraph (about 200 words) stating the student’s current research and why attending the workshop is beneficial to the student’s research, along with the title and abstract (to be submitted at the Registration page) of your research

   3. The total estimated budget that includes:
  •  The distance that the student must travel to Augusta for the workshop
  • The methods of transportation the student will use – by car, by air, or by bus
  • The lodging cost
  • The registration fee

    4. A letter from the student’s advisor (sent to dphs@augusta.edu) about whether the student has access to funding for attending the workshop at the student’s home institution

Students and new researchers seeking financial support to attend this workshop are also strongly encouraged to apply for IMS Travel Award at https://imstat.org/ims-awards/.  The deadline for IMS Travel Award is February 1st.