Invited Speaker Support

The Materials Research Society has a limited number of Invited Speaker funds available for those from developing countries who are attending the 2017 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit. Recipients will receive a reimbursement of $1,000 for travel support along with their Meeting registration, inclusive of one-year electronic MRS membership.

Funding will be provided to researchers from a low income or lower-middle income country as per the World Bank list. Funds will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis within these parameters.

Applications are to be emailed to meetings@mrs.org.
Deadline is November 17, 2017.

How to Apply

Complete the application and email to meetings@mrs.org. Please contact Diane Rosenbaum at rosenbaum@mrs.org with questions.

Program Guidelines

  • Researcher must be a citizen and current resident of a low income or lower-middle income country as per the World Bank list.
  • Researcher must be an invited speaker in an MRS Symposium, as confirmed by the MRS Symposium Organizer or Meeting Chair.
  • 2017 MRS Fall Meeting Chairs will review applications.
  • Up to seven invited speakers will be supported per meeting.
  • Recipients will be notified upon approval of their application.
  • For candidates selected before October 30, 2017, a reimbursement check will be available for pick-up at the On-Site Registration Desk in the Hynes Convention Center during the Meeting week. Please see Gopi Kalavar, Accounting Manager.
  • For candidates selected after October 30, 2017, a reimbursement check will be mailed to their address on record at MRS.