An International Symposium of the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities

Award Opportunities

The award programs at the ABRF 2017 meeting are designed to recognize outstanding scientists and students associated with biomolecular core facilities and biotechnology research laboratories:

ABRF Annual Award for Outstanding Contributions to Biomolecular Technologies is the premier award given by the ABRF. Since 1994 it has recognized those pioneers responsible for developing powerful new tools that serve as the foundation of the modern biological research enterprise.

ABRF Robert A. Welch Outstanding Research Group / Committee Member of the Year Awards recognize the significant contributions of members of the ABRF Research Groups and Committees.

The Journal of Biomolecular Techniques (JBT) Outstanding Manuscript Award recognizes the most outstanding research article published in the journal over the last year. For past recipients, click here.

The programs listed below give awards that cover travel and/or registration costs for the ABRF 2017 Annual Meeting.
Please find application information through the links provided below:

ABRF Outstanding Scientist/Technologist Travel Awards are available to ABRF members who have made outstanding contributions in their institutional core facilities, have developed new biotechnologies with applications in core facilities, and/or have been active in the ABRF. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2017. To apply click here.

ABRF Poster Awards, sponsored by Waters Corporation: In addition to providing cash to defray the cost of travel for the authors of the best posters presented at ABRF 2017, the Poster Awards grant the authors the opportunity to give an oral presentation of their work during the meeting.

FASEB DREAM Mentored Travel Awards FASEB is offering awards for eligible underrepresented students and postdocs who will be first-time attendees/presenters at the ABRF 2017 meeting. These funds are meant to defray the cost of meeting registration, lodging, air/ground transportation expenses, and per diem allowance (if applicable). Full-time undergraduate/graduate students and postdoctoral fellows (who are identified as being from a group considered underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences) are eligible to apply for the trainee awards. Full-time undergraduate/graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at accredited minority institutions are also eligible to apply for mentored awards. These are federally-funded awards and are restricted to USA Citizens/Legal Permanent Residents of the USA. The amount of the award is up to $1,850 maximum for the ABRF 2017 meeting participation and must be applied to related expenses including travel (air and ground transportation) and meeting registration. Travel award application receipt deadline is February 17, 2017 at 5PM (EST). More information and the travel award application form is available here .

CCMA Imaging Award

The Canadian Cytometry and Microscopy Association (CCMA) is proud to sponsor Imaging Awards of $200 (Canadian) to help defray the registration cost of attending the ABRF 2017 pre-conference “Image Processing and Analysis with Open Source FIJI/ImageJ” workshop.  The application deadline is February 15th, 2017. Applicants will be notified shortly thereafter if they received an award. These awards are available to all. To apply applicants should submit a short (500 words maximum) statement as to how this course will assist them in their research project or core facility responsibilities and their full contact information to: . Travel award checks will be presented to the recipients at the Workshop.

Best Poster Awardees at ABRF 2016
sponsored by Waters Corporation


Dr. Patrick O'Farrell
2014 ABRF Award

Platinum Sponsors of the ABRF