Central Life Sciences Fellowships Travel Stipends


Applications are now closed for the 2017 Washington Conference Travel Stipends

Deadline to apply was March 23, 2017 


Recipients will be notified no later than March 31, 2017.

Who is eligible?

The intended use of the Central Life Sciences Fellowship travel stipends is to encourage the attendance of AMCA members who have never participated in this meeting before, particularly members from states or Congressional districts that have lacked such representation in the past. AMCA awards a limited amount of Central Life Sciences Fellowship travel stipends to attendees who meet these two criteria:
  • AMCA member in good standing
  • Attending the 2017 Annual Washington Conference for the first time

How are recipients selected?
The final determination of which applicants receive the Central Life Sciences Fellowships is made by the AMCA Washington Conference Chair in conference with the AMCA Legislative and Regulatory Committee Chair. In addition to the criteria above, special consideration is made for members from states or Congressional districts that have Senators or Representatives holding key committee positions affecting our mosquito control issues. If the pool of travel funds permits, AMCA may also provide limited support to members who have attended in the past but now face budget restrictions that prevent them from attending on their own. 

What does the fellowship cover?
Central Life Sciences Fellows are reimbursed for eligible travel expenses up to one thousand dollars ($1,000.00). Eligible travel expenses are defined as follows: 
  • Airfare: We reimburse the cost (full or partial) of roundtrip coach-class airfare from your home airport to the Washington, DC area (Dulles, Reagan, or BWI).
  • Airport parking: If you must leave a vehicle at your home airport, AMCA will reimburse up to $10.00/day, up to a maximum of $40.00 for 4 days.
  • Driving: If you drive to Washington, DC from your home city/town, AMCA will reimburse you at the rate of $.535/mile (gas receipts are not reimbursed in addition to mileage reimbursement).
  • Hotel: The AMCA group rate at the Melrose Georgetown Hotel is $229/night (plus applicable city, state and local taxes).
  • Meals: You can request reimbursement for the following meals up to the following limits:
Sun lunch - $10
Sun dinner - $20
Mon breakfast - $10
Mon lunch - $15
Mon dinner - $25
Tue breakfast - included in registration
Tue lunch - $15
Tue dinner - $25
Wed breakfast - included in registration
Wed lunch - $15
  • Meeting registration: There is no registration fee for this meeting.


What to do if you are awarded a fellowship
You must make your own hotel reservation and travel arrangements. After the meeting, you will send all receipts and your reimbursement request form to AMCA Headquarters. Maximum reimbursement is $1,000; therefore some expenses may only be reimbursed in part, depending on your total expenses. 


Thank you to Central Life Sciences for graciously sponsoring these travel stipends.