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, 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 Francisco, CA, October 23 - October 28, 2012 and receive an introduction into the field of child and adolescent psychiatry through the AACAP Mentorship Program. For more info, visit:
Application Deadline: July 12, 2012

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 2012 AAN Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. 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 21 – April 28, 2012 meeting. For more info visit:
Application Deadline: October 15, 2012

ACR REF/Abbott Medical and Graduate Student Achievement Award
This award recognizes medical or graduate students for significant work in the field of rheumatology by providing an opportunity for students to attend the ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting. For more info, visit:
Application Deadline: August 1, 2011

AHA Scientific Sessions Travel Stipends
For more info, visit:
Application Deadline: varies

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, 2013

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:

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: