Travel awards

Travel Awards for Students and Postdocs Currently Working in U.S. Labs

The symposium organizers are pleased to announce the availability of travel awards for graduate students and postdocs to attend the XII International Symposium on the Plant Hormone Ethylene (Ethylene 2020) to be held in Toulouse, France from 29 June to 3 July 2020.


This US NSF funded travel award of $1250 USD will cover the registration fee, 5 nights of housing, and partial travel expenses towards airfare.



The awards are targeted to graduate students and postdocs who are currently working in the U.S. The awardees are not required to be U.S. citizens, but must be studying or employed in the U.S. Applications from women and other under-represented groups are encouraged.

To Apply

Applicants should submit the following:

  1. a scientific Abstract for the research they will present at the symposium
  2. a CV
  3. a brief personal statement (limited to 350 words) of research goals, the reasons for attending the symposium, an explanation of how the meeting will benefit professional growth, and a description of financial need
  4. a letter of support from the research mentor that indicates support for the applicant’s participation and verifies financial need


For full consideration, the above items should be submitted by email as a single pdf to Scientific Committee member Brad Binder ( by 1 April 2020. Please have “NSF Ethylene2020 Travel Award” in the subject line.


Applicants will be informed of the Committee’s decisions by the end of April, 2020.


Ethylene secretariat

6 allée Emile Monso - BP 34038

31029 Toulouse Cedex 4

+33 5 34 32 31 19