Penn Medicine MD-PhD

Conference Participation


Perelman medical students often ask where they can get a large scientific poster printed on campus as well as where they can get funding to cover the cost of presenting their research at a conference/meeting. Below are some resources:

Poster PrintingPSOM Poster Session

Students can go to any printing place such as Kinkos, Staples, Slidemakers, etc. to print a large poster. On campus resources include:

- Van Pelt Library Vitale Digital Media Lab:
- Biomedical Library:
- University Copy Service in Houston Hall:

Poster Advice / Templates

For online resources to help you create a scientific poster, click here.

For Penn poster templates and logos, click here.

Travel Grants

There are many conference travel funding opportunities on the web. Students are strongly encouraged to research opportunities that suit their area of research. Below is a sample of some of the opportunities that are on the web:

AACAP Life Members Mentorship Grants for Medical Students
The MGM provides the opportunity for seven medical students to attend the AACAP Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA, October 20 - October 25, 2014 and receive an introduction into the field of child and adolescent psychiatry through the AACAP Mentorship Program. For more info, visit:
Application Deadline: July 11, 2014

AAHM Travel Grant
The American Association for the History of Medicine is offering eligible medical students, graduate students, and independent scholars who have a paper accepted for the program to apply for assistance with their travel costs. Travel grant applications are included in letters to those whose abstracts are accepted for the program of the annual meeting. For more info, visit:
Application Deadline: announced late 2014

AAN Medical Student Scholarship to the Annual Meeting
The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the Association of University Professors of Neurology (AUPN) are pleased to sponsor the Medical Student Scholarship to the 2015 AAN Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. We are able to offer 40 $1,000 scholarships to U.S. and Canadian medical students who are SIGN chapter members to attend the April 18 – April 25, 2015 meeting. For more info visit:
Application Deadline: November 7, 2014

ACPM Future Leaders in Preventive Medicine Travel Grant
The American College of Preventive Medicine is pleased to offer eligible candidates one of ten $500 travel grants to attend Preventive Medicine 2014 (ACPM's annual meeting). Eligible candidates must be medical students, who are ACPM members, and interested in preventive medicine and public health. For more info, visit:
Application Deadline: January 27, 2014

ACR/ARHP Student Achievement Award
The purpose of the Student Achievement Award is to recognize outstanding medical and graduate students for significant work in the field of rheumatology and to provide students with the opportunity to attend the ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting. Students who authored or co-authored an abstract submitted for the upcoming ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting are eligible to apply. For more info, visit:
Application Deadline: May 1, 2015

ACR/ARHP Student & Resident Annual Meeting Scholarship
The purpose of the Student & Resident ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting Scholarship is to introduce students and residents in areas of the United States underserved by rheumatologists and rheumatology health professionals, to the specialty of rheumatology and rheumatology-related health care in order to better serve patients with rheumatic disease. Awardees will be given a one year ACR or ARHP membership and complimentary registration for the 2014/ACR ARHP Annual Meeting, as well as $1,500 for travel expenses. At the meeting, awardees will attend an exclusive daylong event, “Student & Resident Outreach Experience”. For more info, visit:
Application Deadline: May 1, 2015

AHA Scientific Sessions Travel Stipends
For more info, visit:
Application Deadline: August 11, 2014

ARO Resident/Medical Student Travel Awards
The Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO) announces that applications are now being accepted for travel awards for residents and medical students in the field of Otolaryngology to attend the2015 ARO MidWinter Meeting being held February 21-25, 2015 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront hotel in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Awards of $500 each are being offered to defray travel and lodging costs associated with attendance at the ARO's annual meeting. For more info, visit:
Application Deadline: October?, 2014

ASIP-APSA Partnership Trainee Travel Award
In 2014-15, ASIP will offer the inaugural American Society for Investigative Pathology-American Physician Scientists Association Partnership Trainee Travel Award to attend the ASIP Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology. This award was designed to promote the entry of young physician-scientists into the mainstream of the basic science community and to encourage the participation of young investigative pathologists in the ASIP Annual Meeting. ASIP is offering a special ASIP-APSA Partnership Trainee Travel Award of $750 for trainee members of APSA to attend the Experimental Biology Meeting in Boston, MA. For more info, visit:
Application Deadline: November 6, 2014

ASRM Medical Student Travel Grant
The American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery’s purpose of existence is to promote, encourage, foster, and advance the art and science of microsurgery and complex reconstruction. To do this the organization has established a forum for teaching, research and free discussion of reconstructive microsurgical methods and principles. Yearly, the ASRM holds a scientific annual meeting which has a longstanding tradition of presenting cutting edge topics in microsurgery, panel discussions and instructional courses applicable to the clinician as well as the researcher. The American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery is committed to investing in the future of microsurgery. Therefore, the ASRM has implemented a scholarship program to assist medical students that want to attend the annual meeting. For more info, visit:
Application Deadline: October 15, 2014

No Stomach For Cancer - Mhari Saito Scholarship
No Stomach For Cancer has established a scholarship in the name of Mhari Saito, who embodied the mission of No Stomach For Cancer, to support research and unite the caring power of people worldwide affected by stomach cancer. Mhari passed away from stomach cancer on April 15, 2013. This scholarship, which will be awarded annually in the amount of at least $1,000, has been established to help medical students, and other healthcare professionals in training attend a major educational or scientific conference of a national or international medical or professional association that relates to gastric cancer. For more information, visit:
Application Deadline: November 30, 2014

Penn GAPSA Professional Student Travel Grant
One option for medical students is a small grant offered by GAPSA to support the travel expenses of professional students to attend conferences. For more info, visit:
Application Deadline: November 15, 2014

Society for the History of Navy Medicine – Travel Grant
The Society was founded to promote and support research, scholarship and publication of work concerning all aspects of the history of navy, or maritime, medicine. To encourage this, the Society will provide one annual travel grant up to $750 to present a paper on any relevant topic at the Society’s Annual Meeting and Papers Session. For more info, visit:

SAGES Medical Student Scholarship Award
The purpose of The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) 2014 Medical Student Scholarship Award is to provide medical students with the opportunity to interact, train and experience some of the courses SAGES offers during the annual meeting. Students also have the opportunity to receive valuable mentoring from a SAGES member throughout the duration of the meeting. The Scholarship is open to medical students currently enrolled in medical schools located in the United States and Canada. Medical students must submit a 500 word essay explaining why he/she should be selected to attend SAGES Surgical Spring Week 2014. For more info, visit:
Application Deadline: February 7, 2014