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ISBRA 2022 Diversity Award

ISBRA/ESBRA 2022 Congress in Cracow, Poland, September 17-20, 2022

Underrepresented ISBRA trainees/students (UNIT)

ISBRA has created a new fund aimed at supporting underrepresented students working in alcohol research to provide fair opportunity for ISBRA trainees/students from developing countries. The award would consist of a waiver for the congress registration fees and up to US$2000 to support travel/accommodation. Specifically, these funds will be used to promote the participation of students belonging to underrepresented groups at the biennial ISBRA meeting and to create a grant program to partially cover the expenses associated with a visit to a lab of choice (from a list of available labs) in the metropolitan area of the congress for a week, before or after the meeting.

The purpose is to encourage students from underrepresented communities to disseminate their research at an international congress and help them network with principal investigators, collaborators, and institutions on biomedical alcohol research.

The fund has been seeded by an initial contribution of US$500 from ISBRA funds, and donations are most welcome at this donation link. This program will only be possible with your help!


  1. Underrepresented trainee/student among ISBRA members:
    1. Full-time PhD and/or MD students or post-doctoral fellows who are within 5 years of the PhD award; AND
    2. Black, Indigenous, Hispanic/Latin, African, Southeast Asian, Pacific Islander, or Middle Eastern descent; OR
    3. Those living in rural and remote areas

Awardees must be a member of ISBRA. If you are not currently an ISBRA member, your membership application ( must be received by July 10, 2022.

Application Process

  1. Complete the application questionnaire below.
  2. The following documents must be included in the application:
    1. A copy of your original 1- page abstract – as submitted for your poster or oral presentation at the 2022 Congress.
    2. A current Curriculum Vitae.
    3. A letter from your mentor verifying that at the time of the meeting in September, you are a current graduate student, or you will be less than 5 years post terminal degree (e.g. Ph.D., M.D., MSW, etc.).
    4. A signed letter by both student and mentor stating they acknowledge the award amount in US dollars is conditional on the awardee attending the congress and fully participating in the host’s laboratory.
  3. After completing the questionnaire, complete the Google reCAPTCHA below (i.e. click the 'I am not a robot' checkbox) to continue the application.
  4. After successfully completing the reCAPTCHA, the 'Submit Application' button will become active. Click this button to proceed to the next step.
  5. You will be redirected to a dropbox upload page. Select which files to upload, and provide your name and email address. This information will allow us to track your submission, and follow-up if necessary.

The deadline for all applications for the 2022 diversity award is July 10, 2022.

If you have any questions, please email

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