Student Grant and Award Winners pictured at CRYO2018 with Society President, Dayong Gao (far left)

Awards

Student Awards

Each year the Society for Cryobiology awards approximately $10,000 in travel grants to student members from around the world enabling them to travel to the meeting to present their research. A further $3,000 in prize money is awarded to the winners of our special prizes, the Peter L. Steponkus Crystal Award, John K. Critser Award and the winner of the Poster competition.  

Peter L. Steponkus Crystal Award Competition
The top four applicants, as selected by the Student Awards Committee, will present their work in a special session during the meeting. The winner of the Peter L. Steponkus Crystal Award will be awarded an honorarium of $1,000.

John K. Critser Student Travel Award
The Critser Award offers meeting travel and expense support in the amount of $1,500 for the top ranked extended abstract. This award is generously endowed by the Critser Family.

Student Poster Competition 
All student posters are eligible to enter the student poster competition. The winner will be awarded an honorarium of $500. 

Student Travel Grants
Exact award amounts will depend on your geographic location and are at the discretion of the Student Awards Committee. Grants may be used for registration, travel, or accommodation. Grants usually range between $500 – 1,000. 

Entry Criteria
To enter the student awards you must be a current student member of the Society for Cryobiology. You can apply for membership or renew your existing membership at the Society for Cryobiology website. Student membership is free with supporting evidence of full time student status. 

The entry form for the student travel grants and awards will be available to download on this page shortly. Please check back soon. 

The closing date for the travel grants and awards is March 4, 2019. Late entries cannot be accepted. 

New! Rising Star Award

The winner of the Society for Cryobiology’s Rising Star Award will be awarded a grant of $5,000. As a condition of receiving the award the winner must present their research at CRYO2019 in a special plenary session.  

The application form will be available shortly. Please check back soon. 

The closing date for this award is March 4, 2019. Late entries cannot be accepted.