Travel Award Deadline: 9 December 2025

BBC Travel Awards

Travel Award Deadline: 9 December 2025

The Behavior, Biology, and Chemistry (BBC) Meeting is pleased to offer travel awards to help defray the costs of attending the meeting, including waived registration fee, shared lodging at the conference hotel, and a $500 travel reimbursement*. Trainees of all ranks, as well as early career faculty, are encouraged to apply (see below for eligibility criteria). Awards are based on evidence of dedication to addiction research as well as the merits of the applicant and strength of the meeting presentation abstract. Abstracts must conform to the requirements described on the Abstract Submission Form and are judged based on clarity, study design and hypothesis, and the relevance of the research to the BBC conference. Each abstract submitted may only be submitted on behalf of one individual. Travel awardees are expected to attend the meeting and give a presentation.

*No funds from the lodging expenses may be used to supplement travel reimbursements. All lodging for awardees will be booked by the BBC conference. No exceptions will be made unless the awardee opts to forfeit that expense.

Travel award applications must include the following:

  • • Curriculum vitae

  • • Personal statement (not to exceed 1 page) indicating eligibility and interest in drug addiction research and how the meeting will advance the applicant's education/career in addiction research

  • • Letter of support from a supervisor, mentor, or department chair

  • • Abstract (submitted via the online form)



For the 2025 meeting, 3 types of awards will be available:


Trainee Travel Award

All trainees through the rank of postdoctoral fellow are eligible. Awardees will receive waived registration fee and a stipend to help cover costs for travel (domestic travel only) and lodging (shared with another travel awardee) at the BBC Meeting. Travel Awardees are expected to attend the meeting and give a presentation (poster or platform talk). In addition, awardees are strongly encouraged to attend the Pathways to Careers in Science Workshop Friday afternoon, immediately before the BBC opening reception.

Maharaj Ticku Travel Fellowship for New Investigators

The Maharaj Ticku Travel Fellowship will be awarded to a new investigator who has completed, but is not more than 4 years beyond completion of, postdoctoral training and who has a full time position in academia and/or research. The fellowship provides registration and full travel and lodging expenses (domestic travel only) to attend the meeting. In addition, the awardee will be invited to give an oral presentation as well as chair an oral communication session.

Abby Loudermilk Travel Award

The Abby Loudermilk Travel Award will be presented to individuals identifying as female whose abstract for the meeting presentation includes female subjects. Two awards will be available: (1) predoctoral: applicant has reached candidacy for a doctoral degree, having completed a qualifying exam or equivalent milestone; and (2) early career researcher: applicant is not more than 5 years removed from earning a doctoral degree (open to postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty members). The award provides registration and full travel and lodging expenses (domestic travel only) to attend the meeting. In addition, awardees will be invited to give an oral presentation as well as chair an oral communication session.



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