About the Symposium

Travel Grants

We are pleased to announce that ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Biomolecular Galaxy’ 2017 will be offering travel grants to presenters that are traveling from outside of the Purdue area. You may submit your application to PurdueBiomolecularGalaxy@gmail.com. All applications are due by April 22, 2017.

Application requirements:

In 500 words or less, explain how participating in this symposium will advance and develop your scientific, professional, and career goals. If you’ve attended this symposium in the past, tell us about your experience. If this will be your first time attending this symposium, tell us what you hope to gain by attending.


Clearly state your name, department, and college/university on your application and submit your essay with your CV/resume as a single file to PurdueBiomolecularGalaxy@gmail.com.

You must be registered for an oral or poster presentation to be eligible. Please note that we will not consider your application until we have received your online abstract submission.

This travel grant can be used for up to $150 in travel-related expenses (mileage, hotel, parking, etc.). Please remember to save your receipts because this travel grant can only be redeemed by reimbursement.

The reimbursement form and all receipts must be submitted to Brittany Vestal (blpainte@purdue.edu) within 30 days of travel.