An endowment fund has been established to honor the memory of Dr. Ray Hiramoto, a noted immunologist and faculty member in the UAB Department of Microbiology until his death on June 14, 2002.
Hiramoto Travel Award DetailsInterest income from this endowment will be used to support travel awards for Microbiology graduate students to attend meetings, workshops, and advanced courses offered by scientific societies and other organizations such as the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. We anticipate awarding approximately eight stipends annually of up to $1,200 each to help defray the cost of attending these events.
EligibilityAll Microbiology graduate students, defined as PhD students with a primary Microbiology faculty member as a dissertation mentor, in good standing are eligible to apply for a Hiramoto travel award. Previous recipients of a Hiramoto award can reapply two years after the date of the first award.
Application ProcedureThere are four application deadlines each year. The application must be filled out online, and all application materials must be submitted in electronic format to Pete Burrows (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than midnight of the deadline date. The application packet submitted as a single PDF will consist of: curriculum vitae, recommendation/approval memo from your mentor, a meeting abstract or a brief justification for attending the meeting/course (if attending a course, please submit a description of the course and indicate how attending would benefit your research), and the completed application form.
Award CriteriaApplications will be evaluated by an ad hoc committee. Awards will be based on the student's research accomplishments or potential for research. Preference will be given to students with oral or poster presentations at meetings. Award recipients will be announced within three weeks of the deadline dates. Students not funded will be allowed to reapply for the next award cycle.
Application Dates: February 1 • May 1 • August 1 • November 1