ARTT Center of Excellence UT Health San Antonio

Behavior, Biology, and Chemistry:
Translational Research in Addiction

Travel Award Information

BBC Conference - 29 February - 1 March 2020
Deadline - 06 January 2020

Travel awards will be selected based on the applicant's submitted abstract. Abstracts must conform to the requirements described on the Abstract Submission Form and will be judged based on writing clarity, study design and hypothesis, and the relevance of the research to the BBC conference. Travel Award Application submission is done through the registration form. Find information on the BBC Travel Awards below.

Abstract submission is required to apply for a travel stipend. Stipends are available to defray the costs of lodging and travel for undergraduates, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Awards will be based on evidence of dedication to addiction research and the merits of the applicant and the submitted abstract. In addition to the abstract, please submit the following :

  • curriculum vitae
  • cover letter (not to exceed 1 page) indicating eligibility and interest in drug addiction research and how the meeting will advance the applicant's education/career in addiction research
  • letter of support from a supervisor, mentor, or department chair providing evidence of financial need

The Maharaj Ticku Travel Fellowship will be awarded to a new investigator who has completed but is not more than 4 years beyond completion of postdoctoral training and who has a full time position in academia and/or research. The award will be made based on a submitted abstract, personal statement indicating need and career goals, and publication record. Please submit a curriculum vitae and personal statement. The fellowship will provide full travel expenses (domestic travel only) to attend the BBC meeting.

Tips for oral and poster presentations

Individuals can request a refund for the abstract fee if they did not receive a travel award. Individuals must email Cindal Dominguez ( within 2 weeks of notification.

*Attendees must be present when winners are announced at the closing remarks to accept prizes for oral and poster presentations. If the winner is not present, they forfeit their prizes.

Funding for this conference is made possible [in part] by R13 DA029347 from The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.