Awards and Grants

Purpose

The purposes of the Student Awards Program are:

1) to promote the participation of student in scientific research and dissemination of such knowledge in cryobiology; and

2) to improve scientific exchange and communication for young international cryobiology researchers.

The Student Awards Program is one of the Society for Cryobiology’s outreach programs, and serves to achieve the Society’s goal, (“…to improve scientific understanding in cryobiology, and to disseminate and apply this knowledge for the benefit of mankind.”)

The Society for Cryobiology Student Awards program offers the following awards:

Student Travel Grants
Travel support up to $1200 (USD) for students who are members in good standing to attend the Society's annual meeting.

The J. K. Critser Travel Award
Offers support in the amount of $2500 (USD) for the best student application for support to attend the meeting,

The Student Poster Award
Recognises outstanding student research for the best student poster presentation at the annual meeting, offers an honorarium of $500 (USD) and an award plaque.

Past Best Poster Award winners

The Peter L. Steponkus Crystal Award
Recognises outstanding student research for the best student oral presentation at the annual meeting, offers an honorarium of $1000 (USD) and an award plaque.

Details of applying for the awards is made available before each annual meeting.

Past Crystal Award winners