Student Travel Grants

The CRS Foundation Student Travel Grants are named in honor of CRS leaders who have made exceptional lifetime contributions to delivery science.

CRS is honoring Robert Langer via funding student travel awards so promising young scientists can attend the CRS Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, July 16-19, 2017.

2017 Robert Langer Student Travel Grant Program

Robert Langer is the David H. Koch Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (there are 13 institute professors at MIT; being an institute professor is the highest honor that can be awarded to a faculty member). He has written more than 1,350 articles and has over 1,100 issued and pending patents worldwide. His many awards include the U.S. National Medal of Science, the U.S. National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the Charles Stark Draper Prize (considered the engineering Nobel Prize), the Albany Medical Center Prize (the largest U.S. medical prize), the Wolf Prize for Chemistry, the 2014 Kyoto Prize, and the Lemelson-MIT prize, for being “one of history’s most prolific inventors in medicine.” Langer is one of the very few individuals ever elected to the National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Engineering, and the National Academy of Sciences. 

Dr. Langer recently appeared on the popular BBC radio show Desert Island Discs, where distinguished people from the arts, science and politics are interviewed about their lives and accomplishments, then select the seven records they would take to a desert island. Listen to the interview and hear his picks!

Travel Grant Eligibility

The Robert Langer Student Travel Grants are available to current CRS Student and Postdoc members only that have been accepted to present (either as an oral or poster) at the 2017 CRS Annual Meeting, July 16-19, 2017, in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Award selection will be based on the quality of the applicant's science reflected in their research abstract, impact statement, and curriculum vita.

Application Requirements

Applications must be submitted via the online application form along with ONE (1) portable document file (PDF file) saved as last name, first name (example: SmithTom_travelaward.pdf) uploaded via the application. Each page in the PDF file should have the name of the applicant included in the page header.

Include the following documents saved in ONE PDF file in the following order:

  • One-page statement indicating how attending this meeting will impact your research and/or career. Include with this statement the name and email of one faculty member as endorsement for your application.
  • Abbreviated CV
  • Copy of your accepted abstract of research to be presented at the 2017 CRS Annual Meeting.

Applications will be accepted online through May 24, 2017


Contact CRS Foundation Coordinator: Rhonda Wilkie

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