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8th Annual GBMSDG

Student Travel Award to the 2016 ASMS Conference

Winners will be announced at the GBMSDG April meeting.
April Meeting Registration open soon:

The Greater Boston Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group is pleased to announce the 8th annual GBMSDG graduate student travel awards to the 64th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics. This year’s conference is to be held in San Antonio TX, June 5-9. Two awards of $1,250 each are to be named.

Applicants must be registered graduate students at a university/college in the greater Boston area, and current members of GBMSDG. The student’s thesis research advisor must also be a member of the GBMSDG (please register at Applicants must have already submitted their abstract to the ASMS conference committee. The travel awards are contingent upon ASMS abstract acceptance by the ASMS conference committee.

Students should send by email:

  1. A copy of the previously submitted 2016 ASMS conference abstract on the research they will present
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. A brief cover letter discussing career plans or related considerations
  4. A letter of recommendation must be sent separately by the student's thesis advisor

All materials should be sent to the attention of
Dr. Scott Shaffer, of the GBMSDG executive board at:

The deadline for the receipt of all materials is 5:00 PM EST Friday April 8, 2016. When the student receives an acceptance notification for a poster/oral abstract by ASMS, please forward this notification on to to complete the travel awards application.

The application reviews and awards selection will be undertaken by an independent awards review committee, separate from the GBMSDG executive board. The two award winners will be announced at the April 2015 meeting of the GBMSDG.

For questions on the awards and application process please contact:

Scott Shaffer
or Thomas Trainor

Good luck!