The HBA International Committee offers an International Travel Award for international members to attend the annual meetings. This award of up to $1000 (US) is open to all international HBA members who reside/work outside the U.S./Canada and who have an abstract accepted for the HBA Annual Meeting. The applications are evaluated on the basis of quality of the application, career stage, economic need and the existence of matching funds from other sponsors as well as the costs of airfare and other travel expenses.
To apply, please submit a letter justifying the request for the funds, including a budget listing travel expenses, and the title of the paper or poster that the applicant will be presenting. Applications are reviewed by the HBA Executive Committee. Applications should be emailed to the International Liaison of the HBA Executive Committee (Hilton Pereira da Silva at email@example.com) AND the Membership Coordinator (Felicia Madimenos at firstname.lastname@example.org). For the 2024 meetings, applications are due February 1, 2024.
This award is meant to cover only the costs of travel to and from the HBA meetings, and only those travel costs not covered by other sources (e.g., university professional development funds). Original travel receipts must be submitted to receive the funds. The HBA provides funds in US dollars only, and the recipient is responsible for any associated taxes or bank/transfer fees.
First author award recipients are expected to present their own paper/poster and all award recipients are expected to attend all scientific sessions at the HBA meetings.