Junior Researcher and Trainee Opportunities


US HUPO is committed to providing learning and presentation opportunities to the community of junior researchers and trainees. Scroll to bottom of this page for Travel Stipend details and application.

Enhanced Opportunities to Present Your Research at a National Meeting

  • Lightning Talks - two general sessions will feature talks selected from poster presenters.
  • Tips & Tricks Talks - a general session featuring innovative technology developments (calling all McGyver and Inspector Gadget types).

Special Workshop at the annual meeting

  • Career development/exploration workshop where you can discover what qualities/traits you share with different career profiles (industrial, government and academic). This is an engaging and interactive session scheduled for Sunday afternoon between the conclusion of short courses and the start of the opening lecture.

Free Membership for Students and Post-Docs after paying for one year

  • Students and post-docs pay dues for one year only and then all subsequent years their membership is renewed at no cost (free!) until their status changes.  See Membership page for more details.

Poster Awards

A "Best Poster" award is given in two categories:  Best Student Poster and Best Post-Doc Poster.  If you are interested in being considered, please indicate your preference during the online abstract submission process.

Travel Stipends

A limited number of student travel stipends (up to $500 each) are available to full-time graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.  Applicants must submit an abstract and live outside the DC-Rockville Metro area. Only one student per research group can be funded unless there are unused funds.

Travel Stipend Application deadline is extended through January 11, 2019

Online application: https://applications-and-award-nominations.formstack.com/forms/ushupo_travel_stipend_app_2019