Mitchell Meritorious Research Travel Awards

The Duke University Center for Host-Microbial Interactions (CHoMI) will award travel grants, worth $1000 each, to support students or post-doctoral fellows to attend national and international scientific meetings. Travel grants will be awarded on the basis of the scientific quality of the submitted abstracts.

Preference is given to fellows/students who have not received a travel grant in the past two years, and the Selection Committee will strive to award only one travel grant per laboratory.

To apply, email a single PDF file to Vincent Albanese at including:

  • Cover letter indicating candidate name, name of the Principal Investigator (PI) of the corresponding CHoMI laboratory, conference name, dates, location, purpose, and justification.
  • Abstract
  • Two-page CV in this format: biosketch-blankformat

Deadlines: November 1 and May 1

Applications will be reviewed promptly and successful applicants will be notified within two weeks of receipt.

Administrative Contact: Vincent Albanese,


Current Travel Awardees

Past Travel Awardees