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The Women Scientists Travel Award aims to support outstanding young female scientists by providing scholarship money to attend and speak at the International Conference on Genomics, hosted by BGI every year. The award provides an opportunity for young women researchers to engage with the most eminent international scientists and scholars and serves as a means to promote research and career development of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

What is Offered

Each successful applicant is offered complimentary registration and travel, not including hotel, to ICG-11and the satellite Women in 'Omics meeting. ICG-11 takes place on November 4-6, 2016, and the Women in 'Omics meeting is on November 3. The venue for these conferences is the China National GeneBank.

The winners will be provided the opportunity to speak at the 2nd Annual Women in 'Omics Conference where they will also be presented with their Award.

Who Can Apply

All female scientists under 30 years of age are welcome to apply, including graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, lecturers, and first-year professors. 

The award winners MUST be able to attend the 2nd Annual Women in 'Omics Conference on November 3, 2016.

How to Apply

Applicants should send the following information to the Secretariat of the ICG-11 Organizing Committee via email (icg@service.genomics.cn) before October 21, 2016. The decision will be announced on this website before October 31, 2016.
Application form
◆ Photo of passport (for overseas applicant) or identity card (for Chinese applicants)
◆ Photo of student ID (for student only)
◆ Photo of the highest degree certificate, e.g., diploma
◆ Photo of employment/university registration certificate or an company/institution supporting letter (with company stamp for Chinese Applicants)
◆ Photos of additional documents to support application information as needed.


Note: travel expenses will be reimbursed after completion of the ICG-11 conference. The original travel tickets must be sent to the ICG-11 Organizing Team before reimbursement. The date of the travel tickets must match the date of ICG-11. Only the following types of authentic, legal and valid travel tickets are accepted:
◆ Economy-class flight ticket
◆ Hard-seat or hard-sleeper railway ticket
◆ Second-class high-speed railway ticket
◆ Metro ticket of Shenzhen (for Shenzhen applicant only)
◆ Bus ticket of Shenzhen (for Shenzhen applicant only)
◆ Taxi ticket of Shenzhen (for Shenzhen applicant only)