Travel Grants

Travel Grants

Graduate students, postdoctoral scientists and staff who work in labs belonging to the Center for Precision Plant Genomics are eligible to apply for the CPPG travel grant to attend scientific meetings, or for other scholarly pursuits.


  • Only one award per calendar year can be made to an individual.
  • A minimum of four applicants will be selected for awards in each grant season.
  • Preference will be given to women and members of underrepresented groups.
  • A limited number of awards will be available per lab each application cycle.

Summer: Friday, June 18th, 2021 for travel July 1st - December 31st.

Winter: Mid-December for travel January 1st - June 30th of the following year.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CPPG created the Emergence Grant. Grants were used to attend virtual meetings, participate in virtual classes or online training, and acquire hardware to support participation in a virtual platforms. The four major goals of the Emergence grant were: Expand CPPG member collaborations & outreach activities; encourage involvement in STEM for underrepresented students, and produce a long-term impact. Awardees: Zhikai Liang (Springer Lab), Angela Ricono (Greenham lab), Colby Starker (Voytas lab), Trevor Weiss (Zhang Lab)