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The Advances in Research Conference Early Program Travel Support application is currently closed.

Advances in Research Conference Early Program Travel Support Application

Applications open on Wednesday, May 15, 2024. Application deadline: Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. EDT.

The Advances in Research Conference: Genome Engineering and RNA-Based Therapeutics: From Bench to Potentially Curative Medicines will be held on October 23, 2024, at ASN Kidney Week in San Diego, CA. This Early Program showcases cutting-edge advances in gene therapy, genome and epigenome editing, and RNA-based therapeutics. Lectures highlight recent technological advances, the current toolbox available to clinicians, and major clinical breakthroughs, with an eye toward potential application to the treatment of kidney diseases. Travel award recipients receive $1,500 in travel support and complimentary registration to the Early Program course. Travel award recipients must also register for and attend the Annual Meeting at ASN Kidney Week.

Please note this program is in person. By accepting a spot in this program, participants agree to abide by all Health and Safety protocols as set forth by ASN.


To receive an award, a recipient must:

  1. Be a current trainee member (Student/Resident or Fellow member type) of ASN as of July 1, 2024.
  2. Not serve as faculty for any ASN Early Program in 2024.


To apply, a candidate must:

  1. Log into the application using an ASN ID.
  2. Complete applicant information, demographics, training level, etc.
  3. Complete a 200-word essay.
  4. Upload a CV.

A CV must be submitted as part of the online application. Applications received without CVs will not be processed.

Deadline: Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. EDT

NOTE: Travel support applicants may apply to any and all travel support opportunities (if eligible); however, only one award will be given per person. All applicants will be notified within seven weeks of the application deadline.

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