Travel Awards

The Center will consider requests for funding to support travel of students, postdocs and faculty to attend scientific conferences or to enroll in specialized courses or workshops outside of Cornell. The activity should be important to the education or professional advancement of the applicant in the area of vertebrate genomics. The Center will also proactively seek to support attendance at key conferences that represent the interests of the Center.

Standard travel award amounts are $500.


  • The traveler must belong to a lab whose PI is an active CVG faculty member.
  • Travel awards require PI approval.
  • There is a limit of one travel award per PI lab per calendar year, until funds are exhausted.

Application Process

Requests for funding will be reviewed three times per year. You must send your request according to the due date table below. Applications will be held, reviewed and award decisions made approximately five days after the due date. To request funding, please send an email (include your name in the subject line) with the following information to:

  • Traveler's name, Traveler's position, PI's name
  • Dates and titles of the conference/workshop
  • Travel Purpose: Briefly describe (limit 100 words) the importance of the meeting for your research and training in vertebrate genomics and indicate if a presentation (poster or talk) will be given. Clear genomic relevance is required for requests to be prioritized for funding.
  • Estimated travel costs (transportation, registration, lodging etc)
  • Traveler's last conference attended (title and date)

You must apply for CVG travel awards PRIOR to travel, before the due date listed below:

March, April, May 2019 Feb 11th, 2019
June, July, August 2019 May 10th, 2019
September, October, November 2019 August 9th, 2019