SFN 2016 Travel Grant Competition

Thank you to everyone who entered this year's competition. To ensure that your abstract gets the attention it deserves our competition is limited to 400 entries. This limit has now been reached and the selection process has begun.

Look out for updates and announcements via our social media pages. @proteintech.

The winners will be announced on  October, 17 2016 - Good Luck!


Travel Grant Competition FAQs

1. Who can enter?

Any scientist planning to attend the SFN 2016 meeting in November can enter the competition. However, they must be based at a University or research institution. Scientists from private companies are not eligible to enter the competition.

2. When is the entry deadline?

The deadline for all entries is September, 19 2016.

3. How do I enter?

By completing the entry form, including an abstract of current research.

4. How will the winners be picked?

The Cell Press editorial team will pick the winners based on which research abstracts they deem most interesting in the field of neuroscience.

5. When will the winners be announced?

The winners will be announced on October, 3 via a press release and email campaign. The winner will be emailed by a representative from Proteintech before this date.

6. What expenses can I be reimbursed for?

Proteintech Group will cover the cost of accommodation for the duration of SFN, your return airfare to San Diego, and a full delegate registration pass up to the value of $1000.

7. What happens if the 400 entry limit is reached before the deadline?

To make sure that your abstract gets the attention it deserves, we have limited the amount of entries to 400. Once the limit is reached, the landing page will be taken offline and you will no longer be able to enter.

8. How will I be reimbursed?

Once proof of payment for each expense has been received, Proteintech Group will issue a check to the winners for the total amount spent on the expenses covered.

9. When will I be reimbursed?

Proteintech Group will reimburse the winners within seven days of receiving proof of payment.

10. Can I be reimbursed if I have already paid for my travel, etc?

Yes. Proteintech Group can still cover the costs if you provide receipts of the itinerary you have already booked.

11. What is the total amount I can receive to cover my costs?

The travel awards offered will cover costs up to a total amount of $1000 for each winner. Entrants are only eligible to receive the accommodation, travel, and registration costs pertaining to the SFN meeting. If the total amount of these costs does not reach $1000, the entrant is unable to claim the remaining balance.

12. Will the winners be required to do anything after the announcement?

By submitting an entry for the competition, all entrants agree to participate in all promotional opportunities, including, but not limited to, press releases, media interviews, advertisements, social media, videos, etc. For any further information, please email kier@ptglab.com.

Terms and conditions

  1. Only applicants from Universities and Research Institutions are eligible to take part in this competition.
  2. This award will cover only the cost of registration, accommodation, and transport to the SFN 2016 meeting, to the total value of $1000. Any remaining balance available after these costs have been covered is not transferrable and cannot be used for other expenses.
  3. By taking part in the competition, you agree to take part in any marketing and PR activities that Proteintech deem necessary. These may include the following: An interview, featuring on Proteintech blog/website, and  associated press releases.
  4. The deadline for entries to be submitted is September, 19, 2016. Any applications submitted after this date will not be eligible.
  5. Applicants can only submit one entry. Any further entries will not be eligible. Applicants must complete the application form in full.
  6. The applicant must be available to attend the SFN meeting in San Diego between November 12-16 2016. The travel grant applies only to the SFN 2016 meeting. The reimbursement cannot be used for any other meeting.
  7. The winning applicants will receive this travel grant via reimbursement from Proteintech Group.
  8. The recipient must provide receipts for their SFN registration, accommodation, and travel to receive reimbursement.   
  9. The recipient will receive reimbursement within 7 days of proof of expense being obtained.
  10. The reimbursement can only be paid to the individual or institution that originally paid for the travel expenses, registration and accommodation.
  11. The winners will be decided by Cell Press editors. The winning entries will be the abstract deemed most interesting by the panel. 
  12. The decision on which applicants win is at the discretion of Proteintech Group and Cell Press, their decision is final.
  13. This competition is not affiliated with SFN-sponsored travel awards in any way.