Apply today for an all-expenses paid trip to Kansas City

She loved the Boston Red Sox, the Beatles and had dreams of pursuing a career in broadcast journalism. And it all ended before she turned 20. Kelly Labell’s life was tragically cut short by Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). To honor her life, and help those working to control arboviruses, in 2016, Kelly’s parents in partnership with Bayer, launched the Kelly Labell travel award. This award will send one lucky college or graduate student on an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2018 AMCA Meeting in Kansas City. The winner will have a chance to meet the leading voices in the field and present a research paper or poster at the meeting.

Eligibility Requirements
  • A U.S.-based student in good standing who is conducting research on mosquito control as it relates to arboviruses
  • Required to give poster or oral presentation at AMCA

Application Submission Requirements
  • CV/Resume
  • Letter of support from primary professor allowing attendance
  • Short essay addressing the following questions
    • What inspired you to go into mosquito research?
    • What research will you present at AMCA? (Please provide proof your abstract was accepted)
    • What do you think the importance in application is of your research?
    • Where do you see yourself five years from now?
    • Why should you be selected as the recipient of this award?
    • Is there anything else you’d like the review committee to know about you?

Submission and Review Timeline
  • Applications are due in full by Wednesday, December 20
  • Applicants will be notified of the results by Wednesday, January 10

Additional Details
  • Bayer will cover the following costs of the chosen candidate:
    • AMCA Meeting registration fee
    • Travel (coach airfare)
    • Up to 4 nights stay in the AMCA host hotel
    • 3 meals per day (based on a daily per diem)

Apply Now for trip to AMCA 2018
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