Please note: we have extended the deadline of this award to April 1, 2019, but are now only seeking undergraduate applicants.

With support of the National Science Foundation, we are able to continue the SB3C practice of awarding partial support for students from underrepresented groups (including women) to attend the conference.

The purpose of the Diversity travel awards is to increase diversity and provide a path for students, postdocs, and early career faculty from underrepresented groups to learn about graduate school opportunities and cutting-edge research in the expanding fields of biomechanics, bioengineering, and biotransport.

We aim to provide at least twenty-five fellowships averaging approximately $400, with the amount awarded to each participant based on need as assessed from a short application. Applicants should provide a letter from their department chair in the case of faculty applicants and research advisers for students, indicating their commitment to fund remaining travel costs not covered by the Diversity Travel Grant.

To apply for a diversity travel grant

Applicants should submit their application as a single PDF to The application should consist of a 1-page personal statement/justification of what the applicant expects to gain from attending this conference, a transcript of their grades for students, and a letter of support from their supervisor (Faculty advisor or Department chair).

The deadline is for the diversity travel grant application is April 1, 2019 at midnight Pacific Standard Time.