Financial Support

26th Fungal Genetics Conference

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Some funds will be available to support the participation of students and others that might otherwise be unable to attend. Awards are generally limited to room and board, although in special circumstances, travel assistance may also be available. If you wish to be considered for such support, please submit the Financial Support Application form. All applicants will be notified of financial award decisions in time to register for the meeting.


The deadline for receipt of financial assistance requests was November 12, 2010.


FASEB-MARC Travel Awards

The FASEB-MARC Program provides funding for travel awards to support the participation of faculty/mentors, students, post-baccalaureates, postdoctoral fellows, and students from minority institutions and historically black colleges and universities. Underrepresented minority faculty, students, and postdoctoral fellows from majority institutions are also eligible to apply for the travel awards. The travel awards are funded up to $1,650 each for travel-related expenses and for meeting registration. Travel awards are provided as reimbursements after the meeting.


FASEB MARC travel awards are processed as reimbursements to the award recipients. An award recipient will be required to pay his/her meeting and travel-related expenses first and then request reimbursement from the FASEB MARC Program Office after completion of the meeting/conference.

The deadline for the FASEB MARC travel awards is February 4, 2011. To apply or for more information on the details of FASEB MARC travel awards, go to



Monterey is the closest commercial airport to Asilomar. Taxis meet all arriving flights and cost approximately $30 per person. The airport is about 20 minutes from Asilomar. The closest major airports are, in order of convenience, San Jose, San Francisco and Oakland.



The Perkins Fund Award allows graduate students or postdoctoral scientists that utilize Neurospora as an experimental organism to attend the Fungal Genetics Conference or the Neurospora Conference. It is now time to solicit nominations for Perkins Fund Awardees.


As a result of your generosity, the fund can support two awards to attend the upcoming 26th Fungal Genetics Conference. Awards of approximately $400 each will go to one graduate student and one postdoctoral scientist. Nominations for Perkins Fund Awardees should be made in the form of a one-page letter from the candidateís research advisor. This letter should include a 200 word description of why the individualís work is exceptional. Up to two re-prints or pre-prints of published research may also be included with the nomination.


Evaluation of the nominations will be overseen by the Neurospora Policy Committee. The awardees will be notified prior to the meeting, and the award will be presented at the banquet on the final night of the meeting.


The nomination letter and any accompanying materials should be sent as a PDF via e-mail no later than December 14, 2010 to:  Chair Neurospora Policy Committee, E-mail: