Young Investigator Travel Award Guidelines:


“3rd International Workshop on MRI Phase Contrast & Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping (QSM)”

October 6-8, 2014, Duke University, Durham NC

ELIGIBILITY: Trainees (students, post-doctoral fellows, medical residents and fellows) and junior faculty. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities.

APPLYING FOR AWARD: Applicants who would like to be considered for a travel award should submit an abstract as the first author and indicate that you are applying for the award during submission. Selection will be based on results of peer-review by the steering committee and workshop faculty. Junior scientists who are invited speakers (8 in total) will be considered automatically for the award. We anticipate awarding 26 travel awards. Decisions on travel awards will be announced by August 1, 2014.

TERMS OF THE AWARD: The workshop will provide up to $500 per person to cover registration fees, transportation, and/or lodging costs. Applicants are expected to secure the lowest reasonable lodging, airfare and ground transportation offered. Since travel awards are federally funded, we will generally reimburse foreign air travel if it is conducted by U.S flag air carriers. For additional information, refer to “Fly America Act”

REIMBURSEMENT: Travel awards will be issued in the form of a reimbursement for documented travel expenses up to $500, and will be awarded after the conference. Duke University will issue a check that will be mailed to the individual’s mailing address.

Please mail original expense receipts no later than November 30, 2014 to the following address:

  • Brain Imaging and Analysis Center ( Attn: Elena Musty )
  • Duke University
  • 2424 Erwin Road, Suite 501
  • Durham, NC 27705, USA

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: All applicants should provide following information:

  1. Name
  2. Home address (where check should be mailed)
  3. Contact information (e-mail, phone)
  4. Original receipts (E.g. registration fee receipt, hotel folio, for transportation expenses: proof of purchase (receipt/invoice) and boarding passes).
  5. Status in the US (US citizen/ Permanent resident alien*/ Non-resident alien**).
  6. * Permanent resident aliens should include: Copy of the green card
    ** Non-resident aliens (J-1, F-1, H-1B, B-1, B-2, WB, WT visa holders) should include:
    • Copy of passport (main page, visa page)
    • Front and back copy of I-94 card or copy of Admission Stamp
    • Plus:
      J-1 Visa holders: copy of Form DS-2019
      F-1 Visa holders: copy of Form I-20
      B2 & WT Visas holders: copy of Declaration by Visitors Engaged in Academic Activities form

CONTACT INFORMATION: Elena Musty, elena.musty@duke.edu

DISCLAIMER: Funding for travel awards was made possible by 1R13EB018725 - 01 from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

Poster Award Guidelines:


Two best poster awards will be selected based on votes by workshop faculty and steering committee:

  • one in the technical category
  • one in the application category
Two honorable mentions will also be awarded in each category.