SoR Rheology Research Symposium and Student-Member Travel Grants for 2022

The Society of Rheology is offering student-member travel grants to help support the cost of attending its 93rd Annual Meeting and the third annual Rheology Research Symposium (RRS) in Chicago, Illinois held October 8-13, 2022. It should be noted that this is the third year the Rheology Research Symposium is being run and attendance at the RRS is required to receive the student-member travel grant. The symposium, held October 8-9, aims to provide mentoring and increase diversity, equity and inclusion within The Society of Rheology. The RRS starts with lunch on Saturday, 10/8, prior to the Annual Meeting and includes participation in the Student-Industry event. Attendance for the entire SOR meeting is required.


These grants are available to any graduate student who is a member in good standing of the Society as of the date of submission of the application. In addition, the student must present a paper or poster at the meeting and stay in the official meeting hotel (Students must stay at the conference hotel and will be provided with further instructions after notification of the award). Each grant will cover five nights (Check-in: Saturday October 8 / Check-out: Thursday October 13) lodging at the conference rate and all costs associated with the RRS on Saturday and Sunday. Meeting registration, travel to and from the conference and any costs incurred during the SoR meeting other than the hotel room are the responsibility of the applicant. You will not be assigned a roommate. You are welcome to invite another graduate student attending the meeting to share the room, but we ask that you let us know their name and if they are also interested in attending the RRS should any slots become available.

Application material needed from students

To apply, the student must write a letter requesting the grant, confirming that they are a member as of the date of submission of the application and discussing their commitment to membership in the Society. The student must verify that they have submitted an oral presentation abstract or a poster abstract and that they will be presenting this work. In addition, the letter must explicitly answer the following diversity, equity, and inclusion questions:

The letter should not be longer than one page.

Application material needed from advisors

The student's advisor should download the Faculty Advisor Support Form (in PDF form). Fill out the PDF form to certify that the student is a member of the Society, indicate the session and title of the submitted oral presentation or poster abstract, and confirm that the student will be the presenter. The advisor must also commit to pay for the students travel to and from the conference and the SOR meeting registration fee. Print out the filled out form into a regular PDF file for the student to merge with his or her application letter.

How to apply

The letter from the student and the filled out Faculty Advisor Support Form (printed as regular PDF file) should be merged into a single PDF file and uploaded to the

Application Submission Site

You will be asked for the seven-digit member number (no leading zero) and the paper ID of the submitted abstract.

Submissions will be accepted starting May 31st, 2022 and closing on June 30th, 2022. Successful applications will be awarded based on the merit of the application and responsiveness to the diversity, equity and inclusion questions. Notification will be made shortly after the close of the application submission window.

Contact person

Inquiries can be sent to either the RRS e-mail address or Katie Weigandt's e-mail address.