The Davidson College Biology Department provides supplemental funding (up to $500) for student travel to present biological research results at scientific conferences through two awards: the David Grant Travel Award and the Cynthia Grant Travel Award. The David Grant Travel Award honors Dr. David Grant, who taught a variety of field courses in the Biology Department from 1968 until 2000. Dr. Grant remains active in the community by working for local conservation efforts. Although the David Grant Travel Award may support any type of biological research, special consideration will be given to research projects with a field component.
The Cynthia Grant Travel Award honors the memory of Dr. Cynthia Grant, who was the wife of David Grant and taught in the Biology Department from 1972 until her untimely death in 1984. An immunologist by training, Cindy Grant taught a variety of lab courses. Although the Cynthia Grant Award may support any type of biological research, special consideration will be given to research projects with a laboratory component.
For both awards, biology majors who are first authors on presented research will receive higher priority. Given that scientific conferences are an important way to network and learn about new developments, students are strongly encouraged to attend as much of the conference as possible. Importantly, the selection committee expects all applicants to seek travel grants from multiple sources, including the office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, before applying fro a Grant Travel Award. (Research advisers can provide details on seeking other sources of funding). Applications may be submitted at any time by email to Prof. Mark Stanback at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5 p.m. on Nov. 1 for fall or winter travel and to Prof. Chris Paradise at email@example.com no later than 5 p.m. on April 1 for spring or summer travel.
Applications should include the following components: