Travel Awards

Founders Travel Award

Tom Bruice, Bill Jencks, and Myron Bender, as a mechanism to foster collegial interactions within the community of chemists and biochemists interested in understanding the chemical basis for enzymatic catalysis and the regulation of enzyme action, founded the Winter Enzyme Mechanisms Conference in 1969. The passing of William P. Jencks on January 5 of 2007 coincided with the 20th meeting of the Winter Enzyme Mechanisms Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida, and this loss was felt keenly by many senior participants at that conference. The interest in recognizing Bill’s many contributions to mechanistic enzymology, in a manner that would help to ensure the vibrancy of the community that he helped to create, resulted in the creation of the “Founders Travel Award”, which will support the participation of students and/or post-docs at the Winter Enzyme Mechanisms Conference.

Eligibility:  Recipient will be a PhD student or a postdoctoral fellow and must have registered for the meeting.  Applicants must submit (in a single e-mail to the cover page below, a CV, and the presentation abstract.  A letter of nomination from someone familiar with the scientific contributions (PhD advisor or postdoctoral mentor) should be submitted separately.  Please use the provided abstract template.  To be considered for the award, all material (preferably in PDF format) must be received by November 16, 2018.

Founders Award cover page
EMC Abstract Template

Travel awards from ACS Division of Biological Chemistry

In addition to the Founders award, EMC has received several travel awards from the Division of Biological Chemistry of ACS.

Eligibility:   Eligibility:   Only applicants who have registered and made payment are eligible for these awards.  To be considered submit this completed cover page (linked below) along with your abstract to  Please use the provided abstract template.  All material (preferably in PDF format) must be received by November 16, 2018.


Please note that since these funds are being made available through the Division of Biological Chemistry, preference may be given to attendees who are also members of the Division.

Travel Award cover page
EMC Abstract Template