I am a PhD student - can I register as a student?
Yes! Get a letter from your supervisor and upload it when you submit your abstract. Click here for a sample student verification letter.
I am a PostDoc - can I register as a student?
If you were a student when you submitted your abstract, yes. Otherwise, no you cannot, so we suggest you register during early bird registration and as a member of the SMM for a discounted rate.
Can I get a grant to present my work as a poster presentation, or does it have to be in an oral presentation?
You can get a student travel grant to present at the SMM2017 in any of the accepted formats – poster, speed talk, oral talk, or video presentation.
When will you announce the results of the grant awards? I can only attend the conference if I get funding.
1. We will do our best to let all students with ACCEPTED abstracts know that they have been awarded a travel grant within a week of their abstract acceptance notification. (We find out about accepted abstracts when you do!)
2. Then we randomly assign travel grants to students who are presenting and will notify those awarded by email. We will try to do this within the first week of June, and we will set a deadline for students awarded a student travel grant to quickly confirm whether or not they accept the award.
3. Students who do not confirm their award or register by the early bird deadline (July 12, 2017) will have their award reallocated to someone else (by the same lottery system described above).
4. There may be additional rounds of travel awards after the first week of June, so if you don’t hear from us - stay tuned!
Also, the student travel grant will help defray the cost of attending the conference, but is not likely to cover the entire cost so you should apply for multiple sources of funding that may be available through your university or from your supervisor.
When do I have to register for the conference?
It is most affordable to register by the early bird registration – July 12, 2017 (a savings of $50 US dollars!). If you have been notified that you have a student travel grant, you must register by the early bird deadline or your travel award will be reallocated to someone else.