The deadline has passed. Late entries can not be accepted. 

Each year the Society for Cryobiology disseminates significant financial aid in the form of grants & awards to students from around the world enabling them to participate in the meeting to present their research. A further $3,000 in prize money is awarded to the winners of our special prizes, the Peter L. Steponkus Crystal Award, John K. Critser Award, and the winner of the Poster competition. 

Please note tax information may be required from all award and grant winners for disbursement of funds. 

Applications are closed. The application deadline is April 2nd, 2021, 11:59 PM EST.

Applicants must be a current / pending student or individual member of the Society for Cryobiology. Student membership is free with supporting Proof of Enrollment. You can apply or renew your membership at the Society for Cryobiology website.

Students who graduated in 2020 are still eligible for awards & grants.

To complete the application you must have the following documents prepared and saved as PDF:

  1. One type of Proof of Enrollment (OR Proof of Graduation) – The acceptable types of student identification are:
    • University student ID card with photo & expiry date
    • Student Declaration letter filled in by your department or university. This letter must be printed on university letterhead paper, signed, and stamped
    • Screenshot of your university student portal showing your name, university, and current year of registration
  2. Extended Abstract Form, saved as a PDF
  3. Prepared Abridged Abstract for submission through Ex Ordo, due April 26, 2021
    • Submitting your application for the student awards and grants does not automatically submit your abstract for acceptance to CRYO2021. All students submitting the award and grant application must also submit an abridged version of their abstract (<300 words) for review and acceptance at the meeting. Follow the instructions on the abstracts page and submit your abridged abstract by April 26th, 2021. 

All applications will be assessed by the Society for Cryobiology Awards Committee, and their decision is final. 

Applications must be submitted in English

In years in which the committee feels that applicants fall short of the expected standard, the committee may, at their discretion, withhold the Award.