Members At-Large (M@Ls)

Members-at-Large are those members residing outside the area where an active chapter exists. We participate in the national organization and elect our own delegates to the triennial convention.

 

Do you want to reach out to fellow M@Ls in your area?  Send an email to the M@L Coordinator for more information. Please also feel free to contact us with questions or comments.

M@L Grants & Awards

Re-Entry Award
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Family Friendly Travel Awards

Recent articles published by C&E News, Nature and Science, highlight distinct challenges associated with raising a family and attending conferences. Specifically, these articles note that a lack of child care (particularly for infants and toddlers) often impedes the ability of women scientists to attend career-boosting conferences. In a response to this apparent need, Iota Sigma Pi offers a travel award (up to $500) designed to alleviate the financial stress associated with bringing children or a childcare provider to professional conferences. Awards are intended to benefit members of Iota Sigma Pi by enabling awardees to present their science to a national audience while balancing the responsibilities of being a working parent.

Applications for the Iota Sigma Pi Family Friendly Travel Award will be reviewed three times annually. The deadline for submissions is based on conference date.

  • November 1st (previous year) for travel between January – April 

  • March 1st for travel between May – August

  • July 1st for travel between September – December

Student & Professional Travel Grants

Travel Grants (up to $400, as a refund) are awarded to enable M@Ls to travel to present (poster or oral) at national or regional scientific conferences. Applications will be reviewed three times annually. The deadline for submissions is based on conference date.

  • November 1st (previous year) for travel between January – April 

  • March 1st for travel between May – August

  • July 1st for travel between September – December

Service Mini-Grants

Mini-grants (up to $250, as a refund) are available to support M@L-initiated service or outreach activities. To apply (on a rolling basis) email a one-page letter to the M@L Coordinator detailing how the grant will be used and how the grant applicant will explicitly promote Iota Sigma Pi as a part of the proposed activity.