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2014 Professional Conference Diversity Travel Award

June 30 - July 1, 2014

Williams Syndrome:
Insight from Genetics, Psychology, Neuroscience & Medicine

Diversity Travel Awards


Up to $1000 (registration transportation & lodging) 

Applications Due March 30, 2014

We encourage applications for travel awards from students, postdoctoral fellows, and professionals who are members of minority populations and/or have a disability and are conducting research on Williams syndrome. Travel awards will cover registration, transportation, and lodging (up to $1000).  Due to funding restrictions from the National Institutes of Health, these awards are limited to individuals who are US citizens or permanent residents.

Guidelines for submission:
● An abstract for a poster or platform presentation

● A cover letter describing your WS project and the ways in which attending the WS Professional Conference will further your work

● A statement that you are a US citizen or permanent resident

● A copy of your CV (which includes your email address and phone number), and

● Your mentor must email a letter of recommendation/support.

Please email the information requested to:       Dr. Carolyn Mervis -

Award decisions will be made by the WS Professional Conference Organizing Committee and will be announced by April 22, 2014.