A prominent feature of this meeting is that we provide up to 25 travel awards to domestic and international students to come to St. Louis and learn with us. Support will be provided for travel expenses and hotel accommodations to attend the meeting and present a poster. This is a wonderful opportunity for students at all levels to interact with world class scientists, technologists, and practitioners and forge connections with others working to uncover the scientific underpinnings of mindfulness.
These travel awards can go to students at all levels of their education including: undergraduates, Masters students, PhD students, and post-doctoral fellows. We are also interested supporting science-oriented mindfulness practitioners to attend the meeting, who may be interested in forging collaborative partnerships with researchers. The goal of these travel awards is to support and facilitate excellent science to be conducted across the globe and across cultures. Please note that we will prioritize applications from participants in underrepresented communities and from those who would not be able to attend this meeting without financial support.
To apply for a travel award, please compile a single PDF file comprising the following pieces of information, in this exact order, and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact information (Full name, email address, any relevant affiliations)
Demographic information (Gender and racial/ethnic identities. *for NIH grant reporting)
Current résumé or curriculum vitae (CV)
Statement of research interest or practice background (1 page)
Statement of how your participation would contribute to the diversity of the meeting (1 paragraph)
Statement of financial need (1 paragraph)
Topic for a poster you would like to present at the meeting (2-3 sentences)
Letter of recommendation
Please request a letter of recommendation from a mentor stating why you would benefit from attending the M4 meeting and how you would contribute to the success and diversity of the meeting. This confidential letter should be sent from the mentor and emailed directly to email@example.com with "YourName: M4 Recommendation Letter" as the Subject line.
This is a competitive award. All application materials are due by midnight CT on April 15, 2023. Only complete applications will be considered. The entries will be judged by a selection committee and the winners will be notified by email by June 1, 2023.